Mission and Values and Beliefs

 NAPANc Mission Statement:


The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPANc) promotes quality PeriAnesthesia care to clients* by:


  • Providing individualized, therapeutic, quality client-centred health services to PeriAnesthesia clients of all ages throughout Canada
  • Maintaining the Canadian Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses which incorporates safe, competent and ethical care, health and well-being, choice, dignity, confidentiality, fairness, accountability and quality practice environments conducive to safe, competent and ethical care
  • Following the PeriAnesthesia Nursing Paradigm of: the PeriAnesthesia client, health, PeriAnesthesia environment, and PeriAnesthesia nursing


The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPANc) promotes leadership to PeriAnesthesia nurses in education, research and adapting to evolving practices in client and health services needs within the Canadian health care system by:


  • Advancing professional, competent, efficient, compassionate PeriAnesthesia nursing practice through ongoing educational opportunities that t that identify current, comprehensive practice standards
  • Striving for best-practice PeriAnesthesia nursing care with credentialing through Certification with the Canadian Nurses Association
  • Validating PeriAnesthesia nursing care as a distinct nursing specialty with a unique knowledge base to PeriAnesthesia clients, the public and interprofessional team (IPT) members of the health sector through Certification with the Canadian Nurses Association
  • Mentoring and preceptoring of all nurses in the PeriAnesthesia environment through endorsement and dissemination of PeriAnesthesia nursing best-practice standards for practice
  • Collaborating with other healthcare sector professionals and health service organizations: in promoting perianesthesia nursing through consultation and innovation for their dedication, leadership and knowledge, and for their stewardship of volunteerism in promoting PeriAnesthesia nursing
  • Benchmarking current practices with national and international PeriAnesthesia nursing colleagues through collaborative and reciprocal approaches including educational opportunities, knowledge-sharing of evidence-based practice standards and research


The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPANc) promotes respect for the diversity of those we serve and respectful, harmonious and caring relationships with those associated with NAPANc by:


  • Supporting, m     motivating, mobilizing and recognizing volunteer NAPANc Executive, Board of Directors and committee members
  • Supporting respectful relationships with NAPANc members, collaborating IPT members, healthcare organizations and the public
  • Promoting and establishing respectful business relationships with business partners
  • Maintaining fiscal responsibility for members who support this independent, non-profit organization


*Clients are individuals, families, groups, populations or entire communities (NAPANc, 2008)



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 NAPANc Values and Beliefs:


 Values are standards or qualities that are esteemed, desired, considered important or have worth or merit (Fry & Johnstone, 2002). Therefore, values articulate what the profession cares about and believes in.

 The Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for RN’s, Centennial Edition (2008) statesNursing values and ethical responsibilities describe the core responsibilities central to ethical nursing practice.” These values that the profession of nursing is based upon have received consensus from nurses across Canada.

 The seven primary values are:

• Providing safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care

• Promoting health and well being

• Promoting and respecting informed decision-making

• Preserving dignity

• Maintaining privacy and confidentiality

• Promoting justice/fairness

• Being accountable



"CNA believes that registered nurses positively influence the health of individuals and their communities by addressing a broad range of determinants of health encompassing the social and economic environment, the physical environment, and the person’s individual characteristics and behaviours. CNA believes that nurses are integral to addressing determinants of health through their individual nursing practice, their collaboration with others inside and outside the health sector, and their participation in promoting healthy public policy." (CNA, 2009)


Determinants of Health (CNA, 2011)




Canadian Nurses Association. (2009).  Determinants of Health.  Ottawa: Author.


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