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ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions

Writing a successful research grant proposal

This was the topic of the pre-conference masterclass in research held on 14 April 2016 in Athens at the occasion of EuroHeartCare 2016. This course was led by Prof. Tiny Jaarsma and Dr Barbro Kjellström.

You missed this master-class?

Here are useful resources to help you to write a successful research grant proposal.

  1. Watch this video to learn "How to Write a Competitive Proposal" 
  2. Grant proposal checklist
  3. Editorial, Journal of Avanced Nursing, Early Career Researchers: what's in it for us? 2014
  4. Careers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Preparing Effective Grant Applications
    Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH, Circulation. 2009;120:2607-2612.
  5. Rejection of rejection: a novel approach to overcoming barriers to publication
    C. Chapman and T. Slade, BMJ 2015;351:h6326 doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6326 (Published 14 December 2015)
  6. Twelve tips for writing educational research grant proposals
    M. A. Blanco and M. Y. Lee, Medical teacher
  7. Think it through first: questions to consider in writing a successful grant application
    O.J. Arthurs, Pediatr Radiol (2014) 44:1507-1511
  8. Overview and tips for successful grant writing for Infusion Nursing
    K.L. Kwekkeboom, Phd, Journal of Infusion Nursing (2014)

Core curriculum for nurses

The Education Committee of CCNAP has developed a Core Curriculum tailored for Nurses. This Core Curriculum can be used as a learning framework to guide nurse education.

Read the Core Curriculum for Nurses

At ESC Congress 2016 in Rome, Ekaterini Lambrinou gave a presentation on the importance of the Core Curriculum.

Watch the Presentation

 ESC Guidelines Implementation Toolkit

Be Guidelines Smart

Discover the ESC Guidelines Implementation Toolkit!

  • Videos
  • Webcasts
  • Survey
  • ESC Guidelines resources
  • Awareness and Educational resources


This set of five videos illustrates ESC Guidelines implementation in nurses' daily practice! Croatian subtitles are available.

Access the playlist and select a video   


On-line survey

Learn more about this survey about the implementation of the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines: read this update by Professor Gabrielle McKee.

ESC Guidelines Resources

Other Educational resources

CCNAP Webinars

Discover the next CCNAP webinars.

CCNAP webinars on demand: access the recordings.

CCNAP Clinical Cases Gallery

Test your knowledge thanks to our educational clinical cases in cardiovascular nursing.

You can also submit your own clinical cases.