Susan Bush and Sandra Dunbar Appointed to PCNA Board of Directors

For Immediate Release

(August 11, 2015) The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Bush, BSN, FPCNA, and Sandra Dunbar, RN, DSN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN to the Board of Directors. 

Susan Bush has devoted her career to cardiovascular nursing in various capacities including critical care, lipid disease management, and cardiac rehabilitation. She has been a member of PCNA since 2004 and currently serves on the PCNA Membership and Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing committee. Bush is the founding member and Past President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of PCNA. She was featured in the 2013 PCNA campaign “Prevention Begins With Me.”

Bush currently manages the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. She graduated summa cum laude from Regis University with a BS in Nursing. Bush is continuing her education at Regis University in the Masters in Nursing Leadership and Health Administration Program.

“I am so honored to have been selected to join the PCNA Board of Directors,” says Bush. “I have admired and learned from the talented members of this prestigious group for many years and am thrilled to be joining them as we work together to move this organization forward.”
Dr. Sandra B. Dunbar is the Associate Dean of Academic Advancement and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing at the Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA. She has focused her program of research on improving outcomes for complex cardiovascular patients and their families.

Dunbar’s leadership spans three other professional nursing organizations in that she has served as Chair of the Council of Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing of the American Heart Association (AHA), chair of the Nursing Council of the Heart Failure Society of America, and President of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.  She holds fellowships in the AHA, the American Academy of Nursing, and PCNA.  She has published widely in nursing and interdisciplinary journals and has presented her work at local, national, and international scientific meetings.

“I am honored and excited about the PCNA Board appointment,” said Dunbar. “PCNA’s compelling mission of cardiovascular disease prevention and forward thinking by the past Board has led to many innovative approaches and partnerships that benefit their members, and most of all, people with CV risk. I look forward to being a part of this dynamic group.”

PCNA has established itself as the premier organization of nursing professionals dedicated to the prevention of cardiac and other vascular diseases throughout the lifespan. PCNA’s mission includes developing and promoting nurses as leaders in this field and supporting comprehensive risk reduction strategies for individuals and populations across the lifespan. PCNA takes pride in supporting leadership, advocacy, lifelong learning and empowerment of the nursing community. To learn more about PCNA and their continuing education, free nursing tools, Annual Symposium and more, visit or join them on or twitter @heartnurses. 


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