Northern California Chapter

Northern California

Chapter Information

Areas Served

The Northern California Chapter of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association serves cardiovascular nurses and ancillary health care professionals in the greater San Francisco Bay Area including San Francisco, Peninsula, East Bay, and South Bay. Our members represent a variety of nursing practices including nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists working in acute care, critical care, outpatient cardiology clinics, and cardiac rehabilitation.


Contact Mary to learn more about getting involved with the Northern California Chapter.

Chapter Introduction

Get to Know Your Chapter Leadership Team!

The goal of the Northern California Chapter is to bring PCNA to the local area through ongoing professional education. Each year, we hold two free educational events to educate nurses on the latest cardiovascular health care topics and provide opportunities for professional networking.

The Northern California chapter is co lead by Mary Nejedly and Sharon Howe, RN, BSN, MBA-HCA. Sharon is a mother of two, ages 10 and 6, and has been married for 24 years. She has been a critical care nurse her entire career. Originally from the Dallas area, she has been in the Bay Area for a year and wonders what took her so long!  Preventative health is important to her because in her family everyone dies from heart disease in their 40’s and 50’s.  She deeply enjoys managing the CCU Team at El Camino and in her free time she loves to cook and travel.

Helpful Links

List of Online Nurse Practitioner Schools in California 

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Chapter Leadership


Mary Nejedly, MS, NP-BC

Sharon Howe, RN, BSN, MBA-HCA



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