PCNA Committees

Member Center: For Nurses, By Nurses


The purpose of the Abstract Review Committee is to ensure a fair and scientific review of abstracts submitted to the PCNA Annual Symposium. Through a blind review process, committee members evaluate abstracts for appropriateness, scientific validity and merit, research methodology, and adherence to PCNA abstract guidelines. Note: Abstract Submissions open in the fall and are due around November 1. Abstract Committee Guidelines (pdf)


The Advocacy Committee furthers PCNA's mission to increase public and political awareness of the critical role that nurses play in cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management. The committee helps our members have a voice, grow personally and professionally, and impact public policy by identifying, promote issues that affect nursing and cardiovascular disease prevention and management, and promote active engagement in the legislative process. Advocacy Committee Guidelines (pdf)


The Continuing Education (CE) Committee ensures that professional education offerings at the national and regional level, in-person or remotely accessed, meet the standards of PCNA and our accrediting agency, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The Committee reviews all potential CE programs for alignment with current policies and procedures and to ensure the highest quality in all PCNA-related professional education opportunities. Continuing Education Committee Guidelines (pdf)

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee informs the nursing community, especially PCNA members, of topics of interest to their professional and clinical practice as related to cardiovascular disease prevention and management. The committee addresses topics that appear in PCNA's pages in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, social media, and the email newsletter. Communication Committee Guidelines (pdf)


The purpose of the Membership Committee is to enhance the PCNA membership experience by recognizing member achievement, promoting the mission and goals of the organization to the healthcare community, and facilitating relationships between PCNA members. Membership Committee Guidelines (pdf)


The Project Development and Review Committee (PRDC) ensures all professional and patient education projects meet PCNA’s goals and are responsive to the needs of members, health care providers and patients. The committee recommends and reviews new and current topics and projects, and researches and recommends new methodologies for sharing information with providers, patients and their families. Project Review and Development Committee Guidelines (pdf)