Historical Milestones


  • Formation of CCCN
  • CCCN holds its first national scientific sessions in Halifax


  • First issue of the Bulletin of Cardiovascular Nursing


  • Standards of Cardiovascular Nursing Practice, authored by CCCN


  • First issue of Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing


  • Standards for Cardiovascular Health Education, authored by CCCN


  • Incorporation of CCCN


  • Standards for Cardiovascular Nursing are revised by CCCN


  • First Certification Exam in Cardiovascular offered by CNA


  • Modification of the French name of the CCCN to Conseil canadien des infirmieres et infirmiers en soins cardiovasculaires. 
  • Awards program revised by CCCN
  • Celebrated CCCN’s 35th Anniversary created a banner in recognition of 35th Anniversary


  • Standards revised by CCCN
  • Contracted Association management to RCAM
  • CCCN Speaks Out in Canadian Nurses Association report "Registered Nurses: On the Front Lines of Wait Times"


  • Profiled in the Canadian Nurse Journal
  • Created a 2nd premiere clinically focused event as a National Annual Spring Conference “Update Your Cardiovascular Nursing Toolkit”
  • Received 3 Certificates of Excellence Awards from Hypertension Canada
  • Ratified CCCN Conflict of Interest Policy & CCCN Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy
  • Developed relationships/partnerships with multiple corporate sponsors.


  • Contracted Association management to AMCES
  • Changed CCCN's fiscal year and membership year to reflect a calendar year
  • Introduced new governance structure


  • Update your cardiovascular tool kit continued on May 25th, 2012 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Membership exceeded 1200
  • Industry partnerships continue
  • BOD portfolios expanded to reflect the work being done. For example the journal editor is now the director of publications and health promotion has expanded to encompass advocacy
  • Governance restructuring has resulted in a more efficient and cost effective BOD


  • Study Guide for Certification in Cardiovascular Nursing, authored by CCCN
  • Position Statement: Advance Care Planning and the Role of the Cardiovascular Nurse, authored by CCCN


  • Cardiac Amyloidosis Abstract is authored by CCCN
  • Standards of Cardiovascular Nursing Practice (Revised)
  • Study Guide for Certification in Cardiovascular Nursing (Revised)