Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

Message from the Chair


Welcome to the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) of the American Heart Association (AHA). It is an honor and privilege to serve as Chair and remain committed to advocating for nursing and cardiovascular and stroke conditions across the lifespan. We remain focused on serving as a scientific home for nursing and providing resources for professional development at all stages and career paths.

Chair, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

Scientific Sessions 2023

Pre-Sessions Symposia & Early Career Day: November 10, 2023
Scientific Sessions: November 11–13, 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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.

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.

International Stroke Conference 2024

February 7–9, 2024
Phoenix, Arizona

Additional Resources


Current AHA Research Grant and Funding Opportunities

Grant and funding opportunities are posted throughout the year. Check out a complete listing of current RFPs and apply to fund your research today.

Cropped cover of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Journal of Cardiovascular 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.

American Heart Association Professional Members

Enjoy instant benefits!

  • Free Online Access to AHA Scientific Journals
  • Affiliate with our 16 Scientific Councils
  • Discounts on Scientific Conference Registration and Online Courses

Learn more about Professional Membership