The Kansas City Chapter of Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association serves Kansas City, MO and the surrounding areas.
Contact Candi Jo to learn more about getting involved with the Kansas City Chapter
Welcome to the Kansas City Chapter, also known as the Heart of America Chapter. This chapter started in 2018. We look to encourage membership from Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinics, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Clinic Informatics, Educators, LPNs, Cardiac Wellness, Respiratory Therapists, Nuclear Medicine, and Echocardiology staff. Membership is open to all nurses and health care professionals who manage or have an interest in cardiovascular disease risk.
The Kansas City Chapter supports evidence-based preventative cardiology education for clinicians and patients with the goal of optimal cardiovascular health. We want to offer opportunities for education and networking within our region. Our current goals are to increase membership and encourage attendance to chapter activities. Both members and nonmembers are welcome to attend chapter meetings.
Get to Know Your Chapter Leadership Team
Candi Jo Hanna is passionate for cardiology. Her background is Cardiovascular Recovery and disease management. She currently works as a Clinical Nurse Resource with St Luke’s Physician’s Group Division of Cardiology. She trains newly hired nurses to the clinic and cardiology. “It is my hope to grow this new Chapter for many years to enjoy,” says Candi Jo.
Kim Grubbs is a Cardiovascular Nurse Clinician with St. Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants in Kansas City. Most of his career has been in Emergency Medicine, as a paramedic, emergency room RN, and Professor Of Emergency Medical Sciences at Johnson County Community College for 30 years. His interest in preventive cardiology arises from his many years of experience with patients who would have benefited from preventive care! Thus, his passion is patient education and clinical care toward the prevention of the devastating effects of heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.