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

  • Social Determinants of Health and Obesity
    Implications for Clinical Research and Practice Thank you to Jillian Randolph BA, and Janna Stephens RN, PhD for this article connecting the social seterminants of health and obesity. Obesity and cardiovascular disease are related to the social determinants of health (SDOH), although this relationship is complex and different for each individual. Understanding how the SDOH…
  • Health Equity: Cardiovascular Nurses’ Role
    Advancing Health Equity Health equity has been defined as “When every person has a fair opportunity to attain his or her full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances”.1 This is a cause that cardiovascular nurses can support. All nurses are obligated…
  • Recapping the Health Equity Summit 2021
    PCNA Board President Sandra Dunbar authored this helpful recap of the 2021 Health Equity Summit. You can view the recordings of Day 1 and Day 2 of the Health Equity Summit. The effects of the social determinants of health are well-documented, but how many of us keep their influences in the front of our minds for our patients each…