Recognizing Exceptional Institutions

The Institutional Award for Excellence in Promoting Cardiovascular Care recognizes institutions (hospital or academic) that promote cardiovascular nursing leadership and practice through education, training, or opportunities.

Honors and Award

award plaques

The institution will:

  • Receive a plaque awarded at the Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
  • Be recognized on our website and in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Have the opportunity to address the meeting when accepting their award (preferably Chief Nursing Officer or leader within the institution)
  • Have the opportunity to showcase the cardiovascular work of your institution at the Annual Symposium poster fair for in-person and virtual attendees
  • Receive an invitation to the leadership cocktail hour
  • Receive one free registration to the meeting for a representative

Award Criteria

The institution:

  • Should be located within approximately 200 miles of the Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
  • Promotes cardiovascular nursing leadership and practice through education, training and/or opportunities in the workplace/ innovation in cardiovascular care
  • Demonstrates delivery of outstanding evidence-based, cardiovascular patient care at any point throughout lifespan in one or more areas, such as:
    • Cardiac Interventions
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Inpatient/Acute care
    • Cardiovascular Risk Factor Management
    • Case Management
    • Patient and Family Counseling
    • Patient and Family Education

How to Apply

Submissions open July 1. All applications and supporting letters must be received by the PCNA office on or before December 1.

Past Winners

  • 2023 – East Jefferson General Hospital
  • 2022 – University of Nevado, Las Vegas School of Nursing
  • 2021 – Orlando Health
  • 2019 – Mayo Clinic
  • 2018 – Johns Hopkins School of Nursing 

For questions, please contact Miranda Welch at 608-442-3440 or via email.