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The ACPAN ACADEMY is an Education Portal that is resourced with education from institutions and individual experts around the world. Creating a network of Nursing education enables us to offer you the widest resource of Nursing CPD available.

Education that is studied on this Education Portal is automatically recorded in your free Education Tracker. You can also add information on your other learning activities creating one central record of your CPD. Individual Certificates and full summary reports can be printed and supplied to legislators where required.

The ACPAN academy is the platform used for the online exams required to complete your application for Certification

The anaesthesia certification exam consists of four sub-exams:

  • Perianaesthesia sub-exam 1: perianaesthesia nursing + economics & organisation (30 questions)
  • Anaesthesia sub-exam 2: principles of anaesthesia (30 questions)
  • Perianaesthesia sub-exam 3: basic science, pharmacology and (patho)physiology (30 questions)
  • Anaesthesia sub-exam 4: emergency management (30 questions)

The PACU certification exam consists of four sub-exams:

  • Perianaesthesia sub-exam 1: peri anaesthesia nursing + economics & organisation (30 questions)
  • PACU sub-exam 2: principles of anaesthesia and emergency management (30 questions)
  • Perianaesthesia sub-exam 3: basic science, pharmacology, and pathophysiology (30 questions)
  • PACU sub-exam 4: postoperative care + management of complications (30 questions)

Each sub-exam is available on the ACPAN Academy, will take 15 minutes and costs $20. You will have to obtain an 80% pass for each sub-exam. After successful completion, you can download a certificate. You can take each sub-exam as often as you like, but each attempt will cost $20

ACPAN Academy