Volunteer Opportunities with PCNA
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association’s community provides the vital support necessary to fulfill our mission of promoting nurses as leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention and management.
We have two levels of getting involved with PCNA. Interested in learning more and volunteering some of your time to PCNA? Complete the Volunteer Form. Interested in making a bigger commitment and becoming a PCNA leader? Fill out the Leadership Form.
Ways to Volunteer with PCNA
- Assist with a Chapter event (registration table, set-up, and take-down, etc.)
- Assist with the Annual Symposium (moderate a breakout session, assist with the PCNA exhibit booth)
- Shadow a committee and learn more about PCNA
- Host a community outreach event in your area
- Participate in a 10-minute phone interview to tell us about your PCNA experience
- Post on the PCNA Facebook page
- Submit an article or story for the PCNA newsletter
Tell us about your interests in volunteering with PCNA by filling out our Volunteer Form. We will contact you as openings and opportunities become available.
Ways to Be a PCNA Leader
- Become an abstract mentor
- Become a PCNA mentor
- Develop patient education or suggest a new patient education/clinical resource for PCNA
- Create a CE slide deck for a live event
- Start a PCNA chapter
- Join a chapter leadership team
- Join a PCNA Committee
- Participate in education focus groups (either electronically or in-person)
Tell us about your interests in becoming a leader with PCNA by filling out our Leadership Form. We will contact you as openings and opportunities become available.
Why Get Involved
Many people volunteer because it makes them feel good to give back to their profession. In addition, there are some specific benefits that make volunteering with PCNA a smart move for nurses.
Build Your Skills
We have opportunities to build your skillset, no matter where you are in your career.
- Are you new to giving educational presentations? Chapter events are a great stepping stone for gaining experience in front of a smaller audience.
- Is developing educational content more suited to your interests? Opportunities to create continuing education slide decks for our chapter library aren’t just for experts – those who are interested in learning more about a topic are encouraged to apply.
- Hesitant to submit an abstract to larger conferences that are highly competitive? PCNA’s Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium is a great place to get started. Our meeting is friendly and welcoming, and we have mentors available to help you before you even submit your abstract.
Develop Your Leadership Skills
Share your experiences and demonstrate your commitment to advancing the nursing profession by becoming an abstract mentor or applying to join a PCNA Committee.
Advance the Profession
Are you an expert in an area of cardiovascular disease prevention and management? Share your expertise with the rest of the nursing community when you help to develop patient education or webinar content.
Network and Build a Support System
By joining a chapter leadership team or starting a chapter in your area, you’ll have the opportunity to work with other cardiovascular nurses in your area.