Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (JCN) is the leading professional journal for cardiovascular nurses, and the official journal of PCNA. Members receive a subscription this bimonthly peer-reviewed journal.

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Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing


The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing provides thorough coverage of timely topics that support nursing excellence and evidence-based practice. Regular columns include Progress in Prevention (written by PCNA), Pharmacology, Dysrhythmias, and Outcomes Research. In each issue, you will find a section devoted exclusively to PCNA news, which regularly includes information on membership, educational opportunities, new clinical tools, advocacy issues, and other important association updates. Recently featured topics include:
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Dysrhythmias
  • Biomarkers
  • Cardiac devices
  • Children & adolescents
  • CVD prevention
  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ethnic disparities
  • Geriatric patient care
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Improving patient outcomes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • National guidelines
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Pharmacology
  • P.A.D.
  • Psychosocial impacts
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stroke
  • Women’s health
The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing will feature a new department, titled “Pharmacology Update: Where Evidence Meets Practice.”

We are thrilled that Sara Paul, DNP, FNP, and Robert Page, PharmD, MSPH, will co-lead this new section of the journal. Each article will be co-authored by a pharmacist and a nurse, an approach that we believe will emphasize the team perspective inherent in effective clinical care.Sara and Robert are planning two to four articles each year. Initial topics will include drugs used to treat heart failure, hypertension guidelines, and new anticoagulants. These articles will provide not only state-of-the-art updates on pharmacology but also essential insight into the clinical application of pharmacotherapy in patients with cardiovascular disease. Another feature of the department that we think will be particularly appealing is the opportunity to obtain pharmacology continuing education credits. Contact hours will be awarded for each article after taking a posttest on the JCN Web site (http://journals.lww.com/jcnjournal/pages/default.aspx). Please look for the first featured article to be available soon. We hope that you will write to let us know how you like the new department.

Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Debra K. Moser, DNSc, RN, FAAN
JCN readers can also earn CE credits through the publisher of the journal.

Call for articles:
If you are interested in publishing your work in JCN, please review the guidelines for authors and contact the JCN editor directly.