Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing 

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) is to accelerate the discovery, translation and application of knowledge to promote and improve overall cardiovascular health. Our efforts focus on contributing nursing’s biopsychosocial expertise to American Heart Association's (AHA) global agenda to promote ideal cardiovascular health, quality of life, and heart healthy lifestyles and environments.
Making the effort to have a healthier heart is easier than you might think. The American Heart Association can offer advice and inspiration to help you improve your cardiovascular health. Find out how at


A Reminder to Fellows of the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council
To maintain your fellow status within the council, you must renew at the Premium Professional Membership level.  We value your membership and contribution as a fellow to the council. 

The five-tiered Professional Membership program is tailored to the career and involvement levels preferred by cardiovascular and cerebrovascular clinicians, scientists and healthcare providers. More membership benefits

The CVSN Council would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the CVSN awards:

  • AHA's Council on Stroke
  • The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
  • AHA's Go Red For Women
  • Wolters Kluwer Health (LWW)

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Message from the Chair

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Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
Acknowledges significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke



Fellowship provides a means to recognize council members for the outstanding contributions to the field and service to the American Heart Association.

Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

One of the leading journals for advanced practice nurses in cardiovascular care

Council Committees
View descriptions of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Committees.
Council Committee Descriptions
Early Career
The CVSN Council fosters the development of early career professionals, including scientists and clinicians.

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Funding Opportunities
The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, Grants@Heart.

40 for 40 Campaign
Contribute to the CVSN Council's future success through a donation to the 40 for 40 Campaign to fund educational programs and activities such as travel grants awards and support for early career members.


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Become A Member

Become a professional member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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to qualify for members-only awards, and:

• Affiliate with one of 16 Scientific Councils.
• Save on AHA/ASA Scientific Sessions.
• Save on print publications.
• Apply for research funding and not pay a fee
• Enjoy many more membership benefits.

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CME/CE certified, for healthcare professionals on how to administer the NIH Stroke Scale, a critical component of acute stroke assessment.

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