Nearly 1.5 million Canadians live with cardiovascular disease. Ninety percent of Canadians have at least one risk factor for developing it, and it is one of the leading causes of death and hospital admissions, especially among seniors. The changes in quality of life it can cause can be devastating. The UBC and St. Paul’s Professorship in Cardiovascular Nursing will play a pivotal role in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease by leading innovative research and translating it to education for the next generation. Please support the professorship today.
Heart patients who are cared for by a team that includes cardiovascular nurses or nurse practitioners live longer, cope better with treatment, and have fewer complications. In so doing, nurses help reduce the physical, mental and social costs of heart disease and stroke.
In recognition of the vital role cardiovascular nurses play in the lives of those touched by cardiovascular disease, St. Paul’s Hospital and the UBC School of Nursing are creating a key leadership role in cardiovascular nursing. Please support UBC Nursing and St. Paul’s Foundation to improve heart health for all those living with cardiovascular disease, by making a donation to support the work of the professorship.