May 19, 2021
Candidates now have the option to take exams for Perianesthesia Nursing Certification Programs in PSI Test Centers or via live online proctoring
Glendale, CA – PSI is pleased to announce that the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, (ABPANC) has signed a new multi-year contract for full test development and administration services with PSI, the leading testing provider for specialty nursing certification.
PSI will provide critical services to support ABPANC’s two certification programs, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN®) and Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®). These national professional certification programs are designed for registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced sedation, analgesia, and anesthesia in a hospital or ambulatory care facility. Starting in the 2021 fall window, candidates will be able to take their exams both at PSI Test Centers across the US, and via live online proctoring.
Online proctoring will be offered as a modality this year via PSI Bridge™, PSI’s multi-modal testing platform for anytime, anywhere proctoring. Providing candidates with the flexibility of pursuing a certification with a broader choice of testing modalities is integral to ABPANC’s mission. Streamlining the candidate’s certification experience and making testing options more accessible were key to PSI being selected, as well as its capabilities in content development for high-stakes healthcare exams.
ABPANC will also be utilizing PSI’s new partner practice exam delivery platform from GMetrix, an Mbition company. GMetrix is a feature-rich platform that provides a high degree of flexibility and a positive candidate experience.
“During the uncertain times brought on by the pandemic, it is now more important than ever to ensure that those in the healthcare industry, such as Perianesthesia Nurses, have the knowledge and experience required to achieve the highest quality patient care,” said Krista Bower, CEO at ABPANC. “Adding an online proctoring testing option with PSI for the CPAN® and CAPA® exams is an important step in that journey. It has always been in our future plans, but we prioritized it now to ensure the safety and well-being of our candidates and their patients. Our accredited exams have to meet the highest standards in certification, so it’s essential we work with a reliable and knowledgeable partner. This effort, which will have a long-lasting positive impact on the ABPANC testing experience, would not have been possible without PSI’s expertise and partnership.”
“We recognize the important role ABPANC plays in healthcare credentialing and protecting the public, given the specialized expertise required for Perianesthesia Nursing. As such a distinguished specialty nursing provider, we’re proud to continue our partnership with ABPANC,” said Rory McCorkle, PhD, SVP for Business Development and Client Success at PSI. “Through our work with more than 85% of the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) member boards, we seek to continue to bring best practices to ABPANC and collaborate on new and novel approaches to credentialing. We are honored to be delivering these important certification exams and supporting improvements to patient care in the Nursing sector.”
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