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,  collaborative relationships that foster clinical experience, and promotes research and evidence-based practices. SVN members represent a wide scope of nursing and advanced practice nursing experience. Members practice vascular patient care at the bedside in acute care settings, in operating rooms, in clinics, functioning as staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, educators, and researchers. Forty six percent of SVN members are educationally prepared at the baccalaureate level or higher; Sixty four percent of these hold masters degrees with eight percent prepared at the doctoral level.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Educational conferences tailored to your needs and professional standards
  • A subscription to the Journal of Vascular Nursing, the leading resource for vascular health research and news
  • Discounts on products such as the Core Curriculum and ANCC cardiac/vascular certification
  • Annual award programs recognizing excellence in education, research, practice and service to the Society
  • Clinician and patient education resources available free to nursing professionals and their patients
  • Practice guidelines and position statements
  • Collaborative relationships with other organizations
  • Opportunities for leadership through task forces and committees
  • NEW…Society for Vascular Surgery affiliate membership included with all active memberships*! Two memberships for the price of one!
  • SVN online community through SVSConnect. This online forum offers SVN Active members an exclusive community for discussion, collaboration and opportunity to expand their professional networks with other nursing members**.

       *SVS dual affiliate membership only available to SVN Active members

       **Access to SVSConnect requires a unique login and password to SVS. Contact with questions and join in the discussions today.

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

Membership Discounts

Members receive a 25% discount

Subscription to the official Journal of Vascular Nursing

Certification Exam Discount


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, and are not eligible for the SVS Affiliate membership which includes access to the nursing community on SVS Connect.

Annual Dues: $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. This membership category is for one year only; the individual would need to renew as an active member in subsequent years. Graduate members receive all benefits of membership but may not vote or hold office.

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 and are not eligible for the SVS Affiliate membership which includes access to the nursing community on SVS Connect.

Annual Dues: (US & Canada) $100. (International) $100.


Retired Nurse membership is available to any individual who has fully retired from vascular nursing. There is no age requirement. Retired status may also be awarded to those who permanently leave vascular nursing for health concerns, or other reasons approved by the SVN. Retired members receive all benefits of membership except dual membership with SVS and may not vote or hold office.

Annual Dues: $100

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 to customize the fields!



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