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Our mission is to promote excellence in cardiovascular nursing and allied professions through practice, education and research. 

ccnap-top-banner.jpgWho We Are

On 28 August 2018, the ESC General Assembly in Munich voted to elevate the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) to an association, one of only seven within the ESC. Since its creation, ACNAP has been a dynamic and collaborative association specialising in the prevention, rehabilitation, and management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

ACNAP is the largest international organisation for nurses and allied professionals working in cardiology and represents the interests of its members in both clinical practice and research. 

What We Do

Everything we do is about creating and maintaining standards of professional excellence and supporting our members.


We believe that nurses and allied professionals play a pivotal role in cardiac care. Interventions developed, tested and implemented by nurses and allied professionals can assist patients to prevent, adjust to and recover from cardiac illness. In ACNAP, you will find a team of dedicated professionals, eager to support you in the delivery of excellent cardiovascular care. Whether you are working in practice, education or research, we welcome and encourage you to join our association. We are committed to your professional development.

Why Join ACNAP?

Call for Committee Members 2024-2026

apply-now-card-750x500.jpgJoin a dynamic committee and play a role in future ACNAP activities and projects.

Apply now and join one of ACNAP's eight committees for the term 2024–2026.

Find out more about each committee and submit your application before 30 June 2024.

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