COVID-19 Important Payment Information
Due to the ever evolving COVID-19 health crisis and the physical closure of the association offices, we are unable to accept payments by postal service at this time. Your association team is working virtually, and keeping society operations moving forward. We encourage and thank our members to continue their support of the Society by making their payments online.
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ISPAN VIRTUAL MEETING
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of creating the safest learning experience, portions of this year’s ISPAN Meeting that was to take place in person October 14-18 in San Mateo, California, will now be held virtually. While we realize that an online educational program does not offer the collegial interactions and face to face mentoring opportunities possible when we are all together, the leadership of the ISPAN considered the subsequent domino effects of unpredictable surges, institutional travel bans/funding restrictions, social distancing’s effects on venue capacities, and the effects of forced travel quarantines on surgical and aesthetic practices. With the importance of the health and well-being of members, attendees, faculty, patients, staff, and other stakeholders, it became clear that a traditional ISPAN Meeting would not be possible.
Our program chair and leadership are currently evaluating what portions of the 2020 Program will be offered this October. We do expect to offer LIVE Aesthetic and Surgical speakers along with offering CEU educational opportunities for On Demand pre-recorded presentations. Please watch our website for updates, and we will keep you all informed as the ISPAN Virtual Meeting takes shape!
Center for Nursing Education & Testing Update
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (CNET) is transitioning both the CPSN and CANS examinations to a computer-based testing format. Due to the complexities of this task, this will not be finalized until early 2021. As a result of this, CNET will not offer CPSN or CANS examinations in the fall of 2020.
If you applied to take the spring exam, and your application was pushed to the fall examination dates, or if you have already applied for the fall examinations, CNET will carry your application forward to the 2021 examinations.
As additional information is received, both the ISPAN and PSNCB websites will be continually updated accordingly.
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CANS/CPSN Fake Test Booklets It has come to our attention that these specific books are being sold on Amazon. These are NOT CREATED, NOR ENDORSED by ISPAN and are NOT RECOMMENDED to be used to prep for the exams.
Nurse Plastic Surgery (CPSN): Specialty Review and Self-Assessment
Nurse Plastic Surgery (CPSN): Board and Certification Practice Test
Plastic Surgery (CPSN) Certification Review
The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) recognizes that risk for infection is a concern for all healthcare providers, including those in the aesthetic industry (Hotta, 2018). There is currently an outbreak of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) that has been classified as a global “pandemic” by the World Health Organization (American Nurses Association (ANA), 2020; Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2020b; Ghebreyesus, 2020). This pandemic has necessitated many adjustments to plastic and aesthetic nursing practices; in some instances, this has meant a complete halt to direct patient care in order to minimize the transmission of disease and reduce mortality and morbidity (ISPAN, 2020). As plastic and aesthetic nurses continue to consider the “key goals for the U.S. healthcare system” throughout this pandemic, they must review current evidence and consider how they will adjust their practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the community while also preserving the functioning of the healthcare system (ANA, 2020; CDC, 2020b). Read More
The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) recognizes that risk for infection is a concern for all healthcare providers, including those in the aesthetic industry (Hotta, 2018). There is currently an outbreak of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) that has been classified as a global “pandemic” by the World Health Organization (American Nurses Association (ANA), 2020; Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2020a; Ghebreyesus, 2020). The “key goals for the U.S. healthcare system” when responding to this crisis include reducing mortality and morbidity, minimizing transmission of the disease, protecting healthcare providers, and preserving the functioning of the healthcare system (CDC, 2020a). In order to achieve these goals, plastic and aesthetic nurses must review current evidence and consider how they must adjust their practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community (ANA, 2020; CDC, 2020a). Read More
ISPAN/CSASN Joint Membership
The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) and Canadian Society of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses are pleased to offer a joint membership opportunity to Nurses interested in joining both societies at a discounted rate. Visit our Membership page for more information!
Check out this great career advice article featuring 34 influential nurses' unique perspectives including ISPAN President, Georgia Elmassian!
Ask a nurse you admire how they got to where they are and more often than not, they'll point to a mentor or preceptor who helped them along the way. Advice from someone who has overcome the challenges that go along with being a nurse can be invaluable in helping you succeed. Read More