The Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses is the only international organization dedicated to expanding nursing knowledge and expertise in the care of children and young adults with heart disease.
SPCN was founded in 1985 by four nurses committed to support the common interests and needs of nurses who are involved in the care of newborns, children and young adults with congenital and acquired heart disease. Now, 30 years later and nearly 400 members strong, our purpose remains the same – to share ideas and resources, discuss the care and complications in the treatment of acquired and congenital heart disease, and collaborate in nursing research which addresses our patients and their families with congenital and acquired heart disease from fetal diagnosis into adulthood. Members come from throughout the United States and eleven countries. Many SPCN members are nationally respected leaders in the field of cardiovascular nursing. Some are principal investigators actively studying their individual or multi-site research questions related to CHD. Our online membership-protected directory lists current members, specific areas of interest and instiutional affiliation. The SPCN Directory provides networking opportunities for nurses with similar interests.
Nurses interested in membership may join online. Please go to the Become a Member tab on this site, complete your member profile, and complete the payment process.
Members have online access to current information on conferences related to cardiovascular and pediatric nursing; links to professional organizations; member presentations/publications/ongoing research; and pediatric cardiovascular nursing job postings from centers around the country.
The SPCN annual meeting coincides with the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions held each November. This meeting includes an educational component, the SPCN business meeting, and election of officers. There is also an opportunity to network with SPCN members. Information on the Annual Meeting is published in the early summer on the SPCN web site. We are excited to have you as a member and encourage your active participation. We welcome your input for the continued growth of SPCN.