Research Article of the Year Award

Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

To qualify for this Scientific Sessions 2024 award, you must meet the following deadlines:

  • May 31, 2024 – Deadline to have an active AHA membership with the sponsoring Council.
  • June 10, 2024, 6 p.m. CT – Deadline to apply for Scientific Sessions 2024 awards in the Council Awards System.

The Research Article of the Year Award recognizes the importance of the written word in promoting the goals of the American Heart Association (AHA) and cardiovascular and stroke nursing; encourages the dissemination of cardiovascular nursing science; and applauds the author(s) for clearly communicating the nursing perspective in the context of cardiovascular research, practice and theory.

Award Recipients

  • 2023 Michele M. Pelter, RN, PhD, FAHA
    2022 Ruth M. Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, RN, FAHA, FAAN
  • 2021 Salah Al-Zaiti
  • 2020 James Muchira
  • 2019 Mary Rezk-Hanna
  • 2018 Allison Webel
  • 2017 Marjorie Funk

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be a cardiovascular nurse and the first author of the article.
  • The candidate must be a member of the Council of Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing at the time of nomination.
  • Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by others.
  • Nominations will require the submission of research articles that clearly relate to the goals of the American Heart Association and cardiovascular nursing.
  • Submitted articles must be peer-reviewed and published.
  • An applicant may submit one paper for one article of the year award each year.
  • An Article of the Year award winner cannot reapply for an article of the year award for at least 2 years.

Current CVSN Mid-Career Awards Committee members are not eligible to apply for or be nominated for the award.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria Submitted articles will be evaluated on:

  • Scientific merit
  • Sound research design
  • Rigorous, valid, sensitive, reliable and feasible methodology
  • Originality, significance, timeliness
  • Potential to contribute to cardiovascular knowledge, practice and future research
  • Logical development and linkage of ideas
  • Clear expression of ideas

How to Apply or Submit a Nomination 

The application file (filled out on the nominee’s behalf) should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  • One cover letter of application and one nomination letter, or two nomination letters.
  • Published article reprint for consideration or, if not available, an article that is indexed, peer reviewed, and publicly available. The article should clearly relate to the goals of the American Heart Association and cardiovascular nursing.
  • Curriculum vitae, including bibliography.

Visit the ProposalCentral Council Awards Applicant Instructions page to apply or submit a nomination.

Once logged in, you may apply for the Scientific Sessions Cardiovascular Nursing Awards and select the CVSN Research Article of the Year Award from the award drop-down list.

For more detailed information on ProposalCentral, also included are additional materials on specific ProposalCentral functionality.


The winner will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions
  • One (1) complimentary ticket, to the CVSN Council Dinner
  • An engraved plaque
  • $500 honorarium


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Scientific Sessions: November 16–18, 2024
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