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Core Curriculum on Cardiovascular Nursing

Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP)

 Core Curriculum for Cardiovascular Nurses and Allied Professionals

New ! 

This 2023 update of the Core Curriculum in Cardiovascular Nursing 2015 includes additional material for allied professionals, thus embracing the formation of the Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals and reflecting the diverse professional backgrounds of our members, including nurses, allied health professionals, and healthcare scientists (in this document referred to collectively as Nurses and Allied Professionals).


  • This presents an entirely revised core curriculum for cardiovascular nurses and allied professions.
  • This is an introductory curriculum intended to support the development of core clinical skills with a focus on patient-centred care.
  • This curriculum is designed to enhance student engagement, promote active learning, and prepare students to meet new challenges and opportunities in the field of cardiovascular care.

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