The Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) was established in 1982, to promote excellence in care of the patient with vascular disease. To accomplish this goal SVN provides its members with quality educational opportunities, fosters clinical experience, and promotes research. SVN members represent a wide scope of nursing expertise, with members practicing vascular nursing at the bedside in acute care settings, in operating rooms, in clinics, functioning as staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, educators, and researchers. Fifty five percent of SVN members are educationally prepared at the baccalaureate level or higher; 25 percent of these hold masters degrees with three percent prepared at the doctoral level.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Specialty specific continuing education units offered at the annual convention
  • Networking opportunities through participation on the SVN Listserv and face-to-face opportunities at the annual convention
  • Membership discounts for the annual convention and other SVN products and services
  • Subscription to the Journal of Vascular Nursing, the official journal of the Society
  • Research grant opportunities
  • Annual awards program recognizing excellence in education, research, practice and service to the Society
  • Opportunity to share, network, make new friends, and gain professional experience by serving on Committees and Task Forces
  • Networking and educational opportunities through local and regional chapters

Another Great Member Benefit:

$55 off Initial Certification and Certification Renewal with ANCC!

Did you know that your SVN membership saves you money on the ANCC Cardiovascular certification exam, and also on certification renewal? Through our partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) you enjoy the following exclusive discounts. Check out the most updated information on cardio vascular certification, free study aids and resources:

ANCC Certification Discount Pricing for SVN Members:

Initial Certification: SVN Member $340/Non Member $395
Renew Certification: SVN Member $295/Non Member $350


Active members must be registered nurses who are interested in or currently employed in cardiovascular nursing. Active members are able to shape the direction of SVN by voting or holding an elected office.

Annual Dues: (US & Canada) $150. (International) $140.


Student membership is available for any individual enrolled in nursing (associate, baccalaureate, masters or doctorate) programs taking at least 12 credits per semester. Student members must provide proof of student status with their application in order to receive the discounted student rate. Student members receive all benefits of membership but may not vote, hold office or be eligible to receive the Journal of Vascular Nursing. $85.

Graduate Nurse

Graduate Nurse membership is available for any individual who joins SVN in his/her first year following graduation from a nursing program.  Graduate Nurse members receive all the benefits of membership but may not vote, hold office or be eligible to receive the Journal of Vascular Nursing.  This membership category is for one year only; the individual would need to renew as an active member in subsequent years.

Annual Dues: $85 – (First year only).


Associate membership is available for those interested in supporting the purposes of the Society, but who are not registered nurses. Associate members receive all the benefits of membership but may not vote or hold office.

Annual Dues: (US & Canada) $150. (International) $140.


Intersocietal membership is an active membership available for any registered nurse who is also a member of the Australian/New Zealand Society for Vascular Nursing or the Canadian Society of Vascular Nursing and professes an interest in carrying out the purposes of the Society. Please Note: Nurses interested in applying for Intersocietal membership must do so through the Australia/New Zealand or Canadian society.

NEW! Membership Letter to Employer

Are you trying to find the right words to help convince your employer to cover your association dues? Look no further! The SVN created a simple template for you to customize and send to your employer. Click here to download the template and be sure customize the fields!



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