The Chicagoland Chapter of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association serves Chicago, the near-suburbs, southern Illinois, northern Indiana, and southern Wisconsin areas.
Contact Brenda to learn more about getting involved with the Chicagoland Chapter
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The Chicagoland Chapter members work in a variety of settings across the continuum of care including acute care, ambulatory settings, cardiac rehabilitation, and universities. Membership includes a broad array of disciplines: RN’s, NPs, CNSs, nursing faculty, registered dieticians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, and health coaches.
The Chicagoland Chapter offers regular educational programs in the Spring and Fall. Our leadership team has been instrumental in developing these biannual programs. Our programs advance the knowledge of our members and promote a great opportunity for networking. One unique aspect of this chapter is that two PCNA Presidents have come from this region: Dr. Lynne Braun and Dr. Lola Coke.
The Chicagoland PCNA chapter started in 2004 and was led by Lisa Retherford.
“As a Chicagoland chapter leader, my goal is to continue to promote excellent and informative programs and also engage the chapter in community service in our vast region by using the wealth of patient education material developed by PCNA.” – Ann Harvey
2023 Chicagoland Spring Learning Program
Brenda Guendling, BS., RN
Other Chapter Leaders
Susan Latocha, MS, BSN, RN, CCRN
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