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Call for Positions in the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP)

The Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) announces a call for new Board positions to contribute to the ongoing work and development of the Council.  Applicants must be CCNAP members. Board positions are rewarding and require commitment and time.  If you are considering applying for a position, you may wish to speak to a member of the current Board about the commitment expected (send your request to

CCNAP also regrets that not all of the qualified candidates who apply for a position may be selected. The Nominating Committee will look at the experience and attributes of each applicant in proposing a slate of candidates, and often must make difficult decisions.  We hope that those who are unsuccessful this year will apply again in the future. 

Please read the disclaimer on Personal Data Privacy before applying.

Board Positions


The Vice-Chair serves 2 years in this position, followed by 2 years as Chair, and 2 years as immediate past-Chair. This is an important leadership position, and candidates should have experience in leading professional groups, and experience with ESC activities such as committees, task forces, and/or membership in other Constituent Bodies. The Vice-Chair supports the current Chair in the responsibilities of leading CCNAP and working within the ESC, and will be delegated specific duties as negotiated with the Chair.  The Vice-Chair is expected to attend all CCNAP Board meetings, specific ESC meetings, and to engage actively in preparing to take on the responsibilities of the Chair position.


The Treasurer will work in close collaboration with the CCNAP Chair and Councils Coordinator. This individual is responsible for the financial affairs of the Council. The treasurer prepares the budget in collaboration with the Chair and the Councils Coordinator before circulation to the CCNAP Board, follows the budget and approves expenses with the Chair and presents financials to the CCNAP Board. The Treasurer is elected for a two year period. 

Chair of the Programme Committee

This individual will lead the Programme Committee in developing the scientific programmes for CCNAP annual congress in conjunction with a national society co-host, and contributing to nursing/AHP sessions for the ESC Congress and other congresses of ESC Constituent Bodies. The chair will collaborate with the ESC Congress Division, other ESC Associations and Councils, and National Societies.  The successful applicant needs to have good organisational skills, team working, and a commitment to advancing nursing and allied professions through scientific programmes. The person in this post should have experience of developing programmes and sessions, and be willing to work to solicit ideas from the National Societies, and nurses and AHPs in a variety of settings across Europe.  The Programme Committee meets once or twice per year, and most work is conducted by email and telephone conferences.

Chair of the Education Committee

This individual will lead the Education Committee in its important work of developing educational content for cardiovascular nurses and allied professions, and collaborate with the ESC Education in Cardiology Committee.  The successful applicant should have experience in developing educational programmes and good leadership skills.

Chair of the National Societies Committee

This individual will lead the important network of National Society Presidents, facilitating 2-way communication, collaboration, and shared working between the national societies and CCNAP. The successful applicant should have experience in a national society and excellent communication and organisational skills.

Committee Positions

2 Education Committee Members

The persons who join the committee will contribute to the work of the Education Committee in developing specific educational eLearning modules for cardiovascular nurses and AHPs, and setting an educational strategy for CCNAP.  The successful applicants should have experience in continuing education in practice settings and/or educational coursework, good writing skills and enthusiasm for improving the knowledge and skills of nurses and AHPs.

Science Committee Member

The Science Committee is responsible for scientific activity of the council: mentoring nurse and allied professional researchers, facilitating and contributing to scientific statements, guidelines implementation and evidence-based practice.  The committee has strong links with UNITE, a collaborative group of nurse researchers across Europe. The Science Committee meets 1-2 times per year, and work is conducted by email and teleconferences.  We are looking for one individual with experience in research, publication, and evidence-based practice.



Personal Data Privacy   

The information collected is subject to a computerised process to record, evaluate and track your grant application. The recipients of the data are:

  • The staff in charge of processing Council grant applications and, where a grant is awarded, the staff in charge of paying the grant monies.
  • Persons to whom the request will be sent for review and evaluation.

In accordance with the law N°78-17 of January 6, 1978, amended in 2004, relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, you have a right to access and rectify information concerning you, which you can exercise by contacting:
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You can also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of data about you.