Founded in April 10, 2000 as the “brainchild” of PHC Asst. Director for Nursing Service, Dr. Ma. Linda G. Buhat, the society was initially organized by the 33 graduates of the Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioners Program (CVNP) of the Philippine Heart Center, which aimed at developing cardiovascular nurses for advanced practice. Its proactive leaders had paved the way for the Development of the Standards in Cardiovascular Nursing Practice (1999) and the Core Competencies of Cardiovascular Nurse Clinicians (2005). Their labor was richly rewarded when the Nurse Specialty Certification Council recognized and granted the society the Certification of Accreditation as a Specialty Organization during its 1st
National Conference in 2005.
Since its birth, the SCVNPPI has been actively involved in several advocasies and forums in advancing the nursing profession: The Philippine Nursing Roadmap 2030, Forum on Competency Entry Level Nurses and the Forum for the Amendment in the Nursing Law (RA 9173) and has established significant linkages with the Philippine Heart Association (membership, May 2004) and the D.E.A.R. HEART/National Heart Failure Registry Program as a member of its Technical Working Group.