Our Commitment to the Cardiovascular Nursing Community

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association recognizes the importance of building a diverse coalition of cardiovascular nurses. PCNA strives to engage all members and non-members of the cardiovascular nursing population through inclusive and accessible programming at the national and chapter levels. By engaging and retaining diverse communities of cardiovascular nurses, PCNA is better able to fulfill its mission of promoting nurses around the world as leaders in equitable cardiovascular prevention and management across the lifespan for all people.

PCNA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

PCNA is an inclusive nursing organization dedicated to supporting nurses as leaders around the world in equitable cardiovascular disease prevention and management across the lifespan for all people. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force will advise the organization in the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the work of PCNA. The DEI Task Force will be made up of the President, CEO, one Board Member, and two PCNA members.

Equity in Our Education

PCNA strives to promote health equity in educational offerings it creates in partnership with leading cardiovascular nurses and providers. We aim to expand our educational offerings by working to diversify its collaborators and covered topic areas. PCNA understands that cardiovascular nurses are responsible for serving patients of all backgrounds and aims to create educational resources to best equip nurses for all patient interactions.

Latest DEI News

  • Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America: 2022 Health Equity Legislative Update
    Once again, PCNA has partnered with the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Medical Alley Association on a series designed to educate legislators about the links between race and cardiovascular disease in the United States. Following a successful 2021 program, the series includes two podcast episodes and a webinar. Obesity’s Impact on Heart Health The…
  • Hypertension Continues to be a Leading Cause of U.S. Maternal Mortality
    The U.S. is in crisis when it comes to pregnancy-related maternal mortality (i.e., maternal deaths during or in the year following pregnancy). In late September 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report using 2017-2019 data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees from 36 U.S. states.1 Researchers concluded that an astounding four…
  • How Can Chinese Immigrants in Western Countries Take Care of Their Cardiovascular Health?
    Thank you to Cristine Zeng, PhD candidate, BN, MN, RN, Professor Lin Perry, and Dr Xiaoyue Xu for this article on cardiovascular health in Chinese immigrants. Cardiovascular Health in Chinese Immigrants Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of death worldwide, attributing to more than 17.9 million deaths annually.1 CVD is also a significant…