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A Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program for the Registered Nurse
in the Perianesthesia Setting (CBO) – 2019 Edition

ASPAN is accepting applications for the position of editor for the next edition of the CBO. 


  • Current ASPAN member (Active or Retired Category) 
  • Certification as a CPAN and/or CAPA preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Word in order to manipulate and work with chapters submitted by the authors in varied formats 
  • Strong ability to proof and edit written submissions
  • Access to computer, facsimile and e-mail
  • Experience with publication process
  • Familiarity with AMA style citation and reference format  
  • Documented excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven organizational skills, including adherence to established deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with others 
Job responsibilities include:

  • Collaboration with and support of volunteer chapter editors, assuring deadlines are met
  • Time commitment required may be up to 12 months
  • Maintaining communication with the National Office
  • Coordinating with the chapter editors for content
  • Interacting with ASPAN’s leadership and individual authors, and monitoring the time lines
  • Coordinating the review and proofing of the chapter content submitted by the various authors for accuracy and consistency with ASPAN Standards
  • Developing a template for the submission of chapters
ASPAN’s CBO is a popular and comprehensive guide to competency and skill development for perianesthesia nurses.  Written by perianesthesia experts, the manual may be used to orient the new perianesthesia nurse or selected chapters used for auditing skills and annual updates for the entire perianesthesia nursing staff.  The goal is to provide the perianesthesia nurse with a framework of essential performance criteria.  The CBO was last published in 2014.

If you are interested in the challenge of working on this prestigious publication and meet the requisite qualifications, please submit, electronically, the following:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unpublished examples of writing skills 
  • Two letters of recommendation from sources familiar with your writing skills and editorial experience
Send all submissions via e-mail to: Kevin Dill, ASPAN CEO, at kdill@aspan.org

Submissions must be date stamped by e-mail on or before Friday, December 1, 2017.

Applicants will be contacted by the ASPAN National Office to arrange interviews for the position


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