News and Articles

Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America: 2022 Health Equity Legislative Update

By PCNA | February 25, 2023

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…

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Addressing Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

By Eileen Handberg | February 2, 2023

Ensuring that we are addressing ASCVD (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease) at the individual, organizational, and system level, across an individual’s lifespan, and taking into account social determinants of health and their…

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Advancing the Cardiovascular Nursing Profession

By Eileen Handberg | July 15, 2022

Can you remember exactly what inspired you to be a nurse? For many of us, the calling comes in childhood. Maybe we are following in the footsteps of someone we…

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The Power of Partnerships: PCNA’s Professional Partners

By Eileen Handberg | June 22, 2022

Effective healthcare is team-based, requiring the engagement and active involvement of a variety of generalists and specialists to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. Likewise, professional organizations, including PCNA,…

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Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality

By PCNA | August 25, 2021

PCNA’s Advocacy Committee authored an article in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing titled A Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality – Inequities in Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color. Aptly…

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Research Rooted in Advocacy

By Emily Jones | July 31, 2020

Emily Jones, BSN, PhD, RNC-OB received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2019. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. Nurses advocate in myriad ways, seen and unseen. We advocate…

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New PCNA Position Statement on Climate Change

By PCNA | September 11, 2019

“The science is clear: climate change is one of the most serious threats to human health we face today. As nurses, we have a duty to provide our patients, communities,…

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Using Pageants to Spread the Word about Women and Heart Disease

By Kim St. Clair Seals | September 4, 2019

I am the current President for the First Coast PCNA Chapter (Jacksonville, FL). I began my nursing career as a diploma graduate nurse, and later received my BSN from the…

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Experiences in Advocacy: Sweetened Beverage Tax

By Karen Larimer | April 19, 2019

Karen Larimer PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2018. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. As a nurse, scientist, and health advocate, I have seen…

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Promoting Physical Activity

By Anne Fish | April 10, 2019

Cardiovascular nurses are seasoned professionals at promoting physical activity to their patients. But the way our communities are designed can create barriers that make physical activity more difficult for some.…

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