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Professional Nursing Staff Organization

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We are immensely proud that, as of May 2015, UVA Medical Center has achieved Magnet Recognition® status! 

NEW!!!  PNSO Nursing Excellence Awards Nominations being accepted through March 2nd, 2017! 


UVA Nurses: Inspired, Expert Caring - we invite you to watch this short video, interviewing nine proud UVA nurses about their love of the profession and the patients and families that inspire them every day!


Our Nursing VisionWe Make the Difference! UVA nurses are leaders empowered to make the difference:

- By leading in the provision of expert, compassionate care in partnership with the patient, family and healthcare team.
- By leading innovation in the development of new nursing knowledge.
- By leading in the education of new healthcare professionals and inspiring the pursuit of lifelong learning.
- As internationally-recognized leaders for achieving the highest outcomes for our patients.
- By constantly striving to optimize the health of the local and global communities entrusted to our care.

The Professional Nursing Staff Organization (PNSO) is the shared governance structure for UVA nurses. Our  Nursing Professional Practice Model (PPM) integrates all of the PNSO's core principles.

Our Nursing Care Delivery Model is Relationship-Based Care, and UVA nurses adopt an evidence-based approach to nursing practice.

UVA nurses follow these principles to achieve our Nursing Strategic Plan.


Key Upcoming Events

"Thursday Blast" emails list other professional development opportunities!

Calendar highlights:

02/02 Professional Development Committee Meeting, 1230 - 1400, Dining Conference Rooms

02/09 PNSO Cabinet Meeting, Medical Center Board Room, 1500 - 1630

02/17 Night Shift Committee Meeting, 0200 - 0300, DCRs

02/22 Preparation for Advancement on the Clinical Ladder class, 0900 - 1030, Dining Conference Rooms

02/28 Clinical Practice Committee meeting, 1300 - 1500, Medical Center Board Rm.


Thanks for Visiting!

Welcome to the Professional Nursing Staff Organization! All Registered Nurses employed by the UVA Health System's Medical Center, School of Nursing and School of Medicine are members of our Professional Nursing Staff Organization (PNSO). Please provide us feedback!

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