Welcome to the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA) Website.


Providing a forum for education, communication and research development among nurses working in the cardiovascular arena. The aim of the site is to promote and develop communication and knowledge among cardiovascular nurses. Contributions from cardiovascular nurses and those working and interested in the speciality are very welcome and will be accommodated. Special interest groups and educational resources are available on the “members only” pages. Links are provided to a variety of related sites.


Latest News

Wishing you all a very Happy  Christmas and New Year 

2020 has been a challenging year for us all, we hope that you and your families stay safe and stay well and get to rest and recharge over the festive season



INCA 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

Our first virtual meeting was a great success,

Thank you to all who registered and joined us last Thursday

Congratulations to Best Poster Winners:

James Mannion and colleagues, University Hospital, Waterford

Poster Title: Use of the STOP-BANG Screening Tool to determine the prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in an outpatient General Cardiology population

Congratulations to the spot prize winners:

Linda Mullen, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Katie O’Callaghan, Mallow General Hospital

Aisling Aherne, Blackrock Clinic





The INCA committee met on Saturday 30.05.20 via Zoom.

We all sincerely hope you are all doing ok in theses unprecedented and challenging times.  It’s difficult for all Cardiovascular nurses to stay strong in the midst of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape coupled with fatigue, new work demands and concerns for family and friends.

Do know that we are here, we are planning and we are looking to the future. Watch this space






INCA Educational Bursary 2020: Update

Due to the impact of COVID 19 and the cancellation of many conferences the 2020 Bursary will be carried over to 2021





INCA Annual Scientific Meeting in Association with the Irish Cardiac Society

Novel and Rare Cardiac Conditions’ Galway 17.10.2019


Hope you all enjoyed our recent meeting in Galway: superb speakers, personal stories, excellent stands, networking opportunities and thanks to our ICS colleagues a new app to play with!

Thank you to all 168 attendees, you really made the day!

Check out the Gallery for more photos



Check out the new 2019 ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines here:

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Dyslipidaemias
  • Acute Pulmonary Embolism
  • Chronic Coronary Syndromes
  • Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and CVD

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