Card named president-elect of American Society for PeriAnesthesia NursesMay. 29, 2019, 9:17 AM
Elizabeth Card, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, nursing research consultant and nurse practitioner, has been named president-elect for the American Society for PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). She will serve as president beginning in April 2020.
Card joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1994. In her current role, she educates, mentors and coaches nurses in evidence-based practice and research. Previously, she served as clinical research nurse study coordinator with the Department of Anesthesiology. She has also served on the ASPAN board of directors as Director of Research.
“I am both humbled and elated by this opportunity,” Card said. “I am honored to be following in the footsteps of some very fantastic ASPAN leaders, many of whom mentored me.”
Before she begins her term as president, Card will serve as vice president of ASPAN. As president, she will lead the group through the planning of the national conference, collaborating with other organizations, researchers and governmental bodies requiring input from ASPAN as the global subject matter expert on perianesthesia nursing.
“Nursing specialty organizations serve as a touchstone for care of a specific patient population,” Card said. “They serve as a central location of specialty knowledge, education and resources resulting in excellent patient care.”