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Professional Nursing Staff Organization

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


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.


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

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Key Upcoming Events


"Thursday Blast" emails list other professional development opportunities!

Calendar highlights:

9/15 - Deadline to submit Notice of Intent to advance on the Clinical Career Ladder

9/22 - Clinical Practice Committee, 1300 - 1500, Medical Center Board Room

9/23 - Local Shared Governance Chair Check-in, 0830 - 0930, DCRs

9/25 - Night Shift Committee, 0200 - 0300, DCRs

10/1 - PNSO Professional Development Committee, 1230 - 1400, DCRs

10/7-10/22 - PNSO Annual Elections: watch email for ballot!

10/15 - PNSO Nursing Cabinet, 1600 - 1800, Medical Center Board Room (rescheduled date)


All PNSO members have the opportunity to vote for the 2016 PNSO Officers!

Click here for the electronic ballot containing candidate information and Bylaws amendments proposals.  Vote by 1700 on 10/15/2015!