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

  • Heart Health Screening: A Community Approach in Baltimore, MD
    The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) led by Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN and Dr. Diana Baptiste DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN  partnered with local Baltimore organizations to develop a series of outreach screening tools. The screening tools are designed to assist PCNA chapters across the country in identifying individuals in the community and clinical…
  • Legislative Series: Race and Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in America
    PCNA Board President Sandra Dunbar authored this review of the Legislative Series on Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America. In a democracy, we recognize that individuals have the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas with government officials at all levels. Our goals of eliminating health inequalities in cardiovascular disease require strategies at all levels…
  • 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 determinants 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…