​We would like to introduce and welcome Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN and Todd Ruppar, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FAHA as new editors of JCN. ​


Current Issue Highlights

Progress in Prevention

Council on Cardiovascular Nursing

Exercise, Physical Activity

Randomized Controlled Trials

Congenital Heart Disease


Heart failure

JCN presents Guidelines and Scientific Statements for the Care and Management of Cardiac Patients:

American Heart Association

 2013 2012 2011 2010  2008-2009   2004-2007   2000-2003   Prior to 2000


New Prevention Guidelines Available November 2013!

Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk


Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

4/4/17 - 4/7/17 Baltimore


European Society of Cardiology  EuroHeartCare

Abstract Deadline 1/20/18 1/31/18

6/7/18 - 6/9/18 Dublin


European Society of Cardiology Congress

Abstract Deadline 2/14/18

8/25/18 – 8/29/18 Munich


Heart Failure Society of America

Abstract Deadline TBA

9/15/18 – 9/18/18 Nashville


American Heart Association

Abstract Deadline TBA

11/10/18 – 11/14/18 Chicago

 Research Resources

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.