Nursing/Allied Health Education

Nurses and Allied Health Professionals from all over the country are interested in working with the teams in the Heart Centre.

Nurses from all over the country are interested in working with the teams in the Heart Centre.  Why?  They want to be part of a team that is internationally known and consistently on the cutting edge of advancements in cardiac care. And they want to experience the rich inter-professional environment at the Heart Centre. We offer a range of supportive initiatives for nurses to grow and develop as professionals:

  • Provide support for our nurses to pursue post-graduate specialty education in critical care
  • Monthly Heart Centre Nursing Rounds (webcast across Canada – click here to be added to the mailing list)

2024 Nursing and Allied Rounds Monthly Schedule

Please see below to access the Rounds Recording.


January 17, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis to Treatment

Belinda Furlan, NP SPH Atrial Fibrillation Clinic


February 14, 2022 What's 'Old' & 'New' in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Karen LeComte, CNS, Virani Provincial Adult Congenital Heart Program
April 25, 2022 Heart Failure Care: Practical tips for acute care nurses for the vulnerable population Cindy Nordquist, MN-NP(F), Nurse Practitioner, Heart Failure Program SPH

May 16, 2022 PHC Research Challenge: Highlights from SPH Heart Centre Teams

Aggie Black 
Cayli Hunt
Stephanie Ahuja

July 18, 2022

Developing a patient and clinician-led implantable cardioverter defibrillator patient education program.

Jacqueline Forman MSN, RN
Emily Murtagh EP Tech, RCTA, CCDS, CEPS
Jamie Cheung BScN, RN
Claire MacEwing


October 17, 2022 Hepatitis C Donor - Cardiac Transplant Dr. Bita Bateni, Pharm. D

November 21, 2022



Determining the Utility of the Cachexia Store (CASCO) Staging tool for Cardiac Cachexia

Sinead Feeney MSc, RD

Kay McQueen, RD


January 16th, 2023

The Emerging Role of Wearable Devices in Arrhythmia Management

Jackie Forman MSN, RN Link

January 15, 2024

Transformation in care: Vancouver Transcatheter Heart Valve Program Erin Tang, MScN, RN, CCN(C), Clinical Nurse Specialist Link

February 26, 2024

Care Considerations for Cardiac Patients with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Karen LeComte, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist Link

March 11, 2024

Peer Mentorship Program in the Heart Transplant Program Research Challenge 2022 Josie Mackey, BSN, RN Link

April 15, 2024

Interesting Cases from the Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic Serena Kutcher, RN
Amy Ho, MSc, CGC


For further information regarding the Heart Centre Nursing Rounds at St. Paul's Hospital, please email

  • Heart Centre Nursing Education Days

Ticket Link

Program Link

To be added to the mailing list, please contact Rebecca Vance at

  • Support to attend cardiac conferences

Every year, the Heart Centre sends nurses and allied health to cardiac conferences nationally and internationally.  We are committed to maintaining and expanding our clinicians knowledge and clinical expertise. Heart Centre nurses and allied health can apply for funding to attend conferences by completing the application form below.   

Application Form

Application Rules

  • CNA Exam Certification Scholarship

CNA Application Form