The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing's 2015 Impact Factor is now 2.172, up from 2.053.  


Early Career Travel Award: Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults with CVD

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Geriatric Cardiology Section, in collaboration with the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and National Institute on Aging (NIA), is pleased to sponsor a Research Symposium and Workshop focusing on current knowledge and future research directions related to Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). The conference will be held February 6-7, 2017, at ACC's Heart House in Washington, DC. Immediately following the workshop there will be a half-day session that will discuss mentoring and research opportunities for early career investigators interested in the intersections between geriatrics and cardiology. 

An important objective of this 2-day program is to attract and stimulate early career investigators of all disciplines who are interested in cardiovascular aging research. Accordingly, ACC is offering up to twelve (12) $1,000 Travel Awards to support attendance by qualified trainees and junior investigators. For additional information and to access the online application form, please go to:


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Official site for the Self Care of Heart Failure Index.

This instrument was developed by Dr. Barbara Riegel over the past 2 decades. This instrument has strong psychometric support and is frequently used to measure self care in studies of patients with heart failure. This site offers a brief history of the instrument, the Self Care of Heart Failure Model upon which the instrument is based, the instrument, foreign language versions, directions for use and for scoring and information about adaptations of the instrument in development to measure self care in other patient populations. As this instrument is in the public domain, it may be accessed through this site and used without specific permission from Dr. Riegel, the developer of this instrument.