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Winter 2016
International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Georgia Elmassian, MSN, MA, APRN, CPSN, CFLE

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by a child’s wisdom? Quite often children have the wherewithal to make insightful yet unpretentious observations in life. Perhaps it is a far reach to call kids... More

National Office Update

PLEASE NOTE – as of January 1, 2017, the ISPAN office suite number will be Suite 4400. Please note this in your records.

ISPAN Offices
500 Cummings Center
Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915

Editorial: Where's Mobius?

In each newsletter from now until the September 2017 issue, there will be a hidden Mobius strip (the circular symbol as part of the ISPAN logo) for you to find. If you submit all four by September 22nd 2017, you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of the 4th Edition Core Curriculum. One submission with all four hidden symbols circled can be sent via email to ASPSNews Editor, Kathy Mortl ( Good luck!


Linda Duffy, RN, CPSN

What a wild ride this week has been! My daily commute from downtown Chicago was even longer and more anxiety provoking trying to navigate onto the streets free of protestors. As I sat in my car and contemplated public transportation, I had time to listen to financial programs that truly enlightened me... More

LuAnn Buchholz, RN, CPSN
Sue Kunz, BS, RN, CPSN
Barbara Weber, RN, CPSN, CANS
PSNF Trustees

It was an exciting time during the convention when each major contribution to PSNF was received and announced! We exceeded our goal and raised $12,915.00! A great accomplishment; thanks to those that contributed. However, we need to continue and work diligently to fill the PSNF coffers in order to provide grants and scholarships to our members... More


Ginger Mars, RN, MSN, NP-c, CCRN, CPSN

As we approach the end of 2016, I cannot help but think about change; Change all around us – socially, environmentally and seasonal - all striking an emotional chord within us. At this season of change, we look within ourselves to develop new resolutions, new behaviors and new promises... More


Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN, CANS

Every month we have new members join our Society. It is important that we recognize their commitment to the ISPAN. Each one of us are connected through this wonderful Society as it has brought us together over the years. Many of us have made life-long friendships and professional connections through the ISPAN... More


Kristi Elliott, RN, FNP-C, CPSN

I hope you were able to make it to the ISPAN annual meeting in Los Angeles recently. As usual the meeting was a few days packed with new and review information, vendors, and nurses from all over the country... More


Katie Soso, CPSN

A "spirit of inquiry" is an attitude of constant and consistent questioning directed toward a nurse’s practice (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2011, p. 11)... More


Compilation of recipes from the ISPAN Board of Directors More


As published in the July 27, 2016 issue of Periop Insider
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses More


As published in the April 20, 2016 issue of Periop Insider
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses More


As published in the June 20, 2016 issue of Periop Insider
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses More


The spring and fall 2017 certification dates have been announced. Spring exams in cross national test sites will be held on May 20, 2017. Applications can be submitted to the exam bureau after January 1, 2017. The fall exams will be held in Orlando during the ISPAN Annual Convention on October 6, 2017 and at cross national test sites on October 14, 2017. Fall applications will be accepted after June 1, 2017. Make your plans to get certified in 2017! More

43rd Annual Convention
October 5-9, 2017
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida

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