Recognizing Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing

We are pleased to recognize health care professionals by honoring their accomplishments with several awards, grants, and PCNA fellowship.

With five yearly awards and a yearly fellowship induction, PCNA has recognized over 60 nurses and advanced practice nurses in the past 5 years.

PCNA awards have been put on hold for 2020. Check back and apply in 2021!

Awards Submissions Open Submissions Close
PCNA FellowshipJuly 1December 3
Terry Thomas Clinical Practice AwardJuly 1December 3
Heart Failure AwardJuly 1December 3
Advocacy Award for CVD PreventionJuly 1December 3
Institutional Award for Excellence in Promoting CV CareJuly 1December 3
Nursing Research GrantFebruary 1 May 1


2019 Award Winners

PCNA Fellowship
Chloe Villavaso, MN, RN-BC, APRN, ACNS-BC
Roxanne Wimmer, RN
Kim St. Clair Seals, ARNP-BC, AACC

Terry Thomas Clinical Practice Award
Susan Halli Demeter, DNP, FNP-BC
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

PCNA Heart Failure Prevention Award
Barbara Kitzes-Hinch, ACNP-BC, DNP
Rush University College of Nursing
Heart Failure Transitions Program, Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention
Emily Jones BSN, PhD
University Massachusetts - Boston
Boston, MA

CVD Prevention Graduation Award
Jenna Shackleford, PhD, RN, CPN, Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA

Nursing Research Grant
Offered by ANF, Sponsored by PCNA
Xiaopeng Ji, PhD, MS, ARN, AGPCNP-BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing,
College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware; Newark, DE

Institutional Award for Excellence in Promoting Cardiovascular Care
Mayo Clinic


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