Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

Message from the Chair

Cynthia M. Dougherty, ARNP, PhD, FAHA, FAANWelcome to the website of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN). It is an honor and privilege to serve as CVSN Chair. I am looking forward to working with all of you to build upon what previous leaders have accomplished.

Through the valued expertise of our members we are able to accelerate the discovery, interpretation, and application of scientific knowledge to enhance cardiovascular health and treat cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The CVSN Council plays an essential role in the overall mission of AHA through helping to develop scientific statements and advisories, determining the nature and scope of professional... Read Dr. Dougherty's full message

Cynthia M. Dougherty, ARNP, PhD, FAHA, FAAN
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

Scientific Sessions 2020

Scientific Sessions: Nov. 13–17

A Virtual Experience

CVSN Educational Fund

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

CME Education

NSTE-ACS Guidelines Multimedia eBook -- an enhanced overview of the AHA/ACC 2014 Guidelines - Register Here

Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes eBook: An Enhanced Overview of the AHA/ACC 2014 Guidelines

This e-book is designed to enhance the NSTE-ACS Guidelines, and explain the evidence behind the ACS guidelines. The interactive, engaging manner, and flow of this eBook aid in the assimilation of information, further facilitating improved quality of care provided to your patients.

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Vascular Cognitive Impairment

This online course provides the most current and comprehensive scope of knowledge in the early assessment and management of vascular cognitive impairment. The presentations from experts in the field will challenge and expand on contemporary patient care across the age continuum. Register Today!

Funding Opportunities

AHA research programs are available to basic, clinical and population scientists.

Journal of CV Nursing

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

NIH Stroke Scale

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

International Stroke Conference 2021

State-of-the-Science Nursing Symposium: Feb. 9
Pre-Conference Symposia: Feb. 9
Sessions: Feb. 10–12, 2021
Denver, Colo.

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May 20-Aug. 25