I took the CAPA in November (passed, Yay!) I also took the CPAN last May, so can compare the 2. CPAN does focus more on critical care, but I was surprised to find that the CAPA also included several questions regarding Phase I recovery (Extubation, initial assessment, local blocks, reversal meds, etc) If you concentrate on the core curriculum and read the past issues of JOPAN, you will do fine. The core covers just about everything and the magazine keeps you updated on evidence based research that ASPAN uses to promote best practice. Good luck!