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  • Join NPCNA today and become a member of a collaborative group of professionals. 

  • Gain access to our message board, and network with brilliant nurses with a passion for the cardiac population.

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About our organization

In 1983, Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association was founded by a group of dedicated and forward-thinking cardiology nurses. They realized that no organization existed to provide professional enrichment and support for professional nurses caring for children with congenital or acquired heart disease, and they envisioned the benefits that such an organization could provide to its members.

The wisdom and experience of our founders created a mission for our organization that is still in effect today:

In the field of nursing, and especially within the pediatric cardiology specialty, there are many challenges. From staying abreast of the latest medical developments, to continuing education and training, to simply providing a network of support, NPCNA exists to be a resource for its members.

Today, our membership reflects the diversity of pediatric cardiovascular nursing. Our members represent over 28 northeast regional cardiovascular programs, as well as programs from the mid-west and south. This diversity in practice and the broad spectrum of our membership provide opportunities to learn, explore, and be part of the advances in nursing care of patients with congenital or acquired heart disease.

Through our annual conference, scholarship fund, research grants, and online forums we bring nurses together to learn, share, grow and connect with other professionals in this unique field. Because together, we can help each other while advancing our profession, fulfilling our mission and caring for our patients.

Call for Abstracts

The NPCNA planning committee invites you to submit an abstract on a best practice initiative, research or evidence based nursing practice project, or relevant education topic that is of interest to acute and critical care pediatric cardiac nurses. Abstracts are limited to 1 page or less using the template below. Abstracts can be considered for podium or poster presentation.

Abstract Template:

  • Title of Abstract
  • Indicate presentation format preference: Podium, Poster, or either
  • 2 Learning Objectives
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, single spaced, 1 inch margins
  • Include a minimum of 2 References
  • List all authors with primary presenter Oral presentations are 15-45 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute question and answer session.  Submissions will be reviewed and the final length of presentations will determined by the NPCNA committee

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021

Note: The Biographical Data and Conflict of Interest Disclosure form found here: COI_NPCNA_2021.docx

These documents must be provided with initial submission.

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