Purpose of the Committee

The purpose of the Communications Committee is to inform the nursing community, especially PCNA members, of topics of interest to their professional and clinical practice as related to preventive cardiology. The committee is responsible for addressing topics that appear on PCNA’s website, social media, and email newsletter.

Description of Duties

  • The committee meets on a bi-monthly conference call to discuss topic ideas (approximately 1 hour)
  • Each committee member is responsible for approximately one 500-word article per issue (bi-monthly).
  • Committee members are responsible for suggesting article ideas for each issue. Past articles have included topics of interest to PCNA members.
  • Staff will adapt the stories for use in the newsletter and social media.
  • Stories will appear without a byline.

As-Needed Advisory Role

  • Committee members will provide nursing insight on an as-needed basis to staff.

Requirements for Communication Committee Members

  • Member of PCNA
  • Strong writing ability

Guidelines and Committee Terms

  • Committee members will serve a two-year term, with an option to renew for one additional two-year term.
  • The Nominations and Awards Committee will appoint committee chairs with consultation from the current chair.
  • Once an individual has served as a committee chair (two-year term) he/she has the opportunity to serve on the committee for only one additional consecutive year.
  • The committee chair is responsible for working with the committee to set short and long term goals. These will be presented to the board annually.