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Getting Involved!

The PNSO strongly encourages each UVA nurse to take an active role in our shared governance of professional nursing practice at UVA Health System! Your actions will make a positive impact on behalf of your nursing colleagues and the care we provide our patients, whether your involvement is based in your local practice area, one of the central PNSO committees, Nursing Cabinet, or one of the many interdisciplinary groups requesting input from nurses.

These are just some of your many options for getting involved:

  • Be actively involved in evidence-based practice- and education-related activities in your practice area, and help ensure that you and your colleagues provide superlative quality care to every patient, every day.
  • Participate in the Employee Engagement Survey - every voice counts, and this feedback drives the agenda of the PNSO!
  • Participate on a local or central PNSO committee or interdisciplinary committee.  Each year in the late Fall, the PNSO sends out an email to all UVA Health System RNs calling for interest in serving on the central PNSO committees.
  • Develop a relationship with your local representatives: your Cabinet member and liaisons with central committees.
  • Read PNSO communications regularly - these include nursing-specific PNSO emails, the PNSO website, the Practice News newsletters and the PNSO Annual Report.
  • Pursue a specialty certification; the PNSO offers a certification toolkit to support your efforts.
  • Nominate a colleague for recognition, such as the annual Nursing Excellence Awards.
  • Join the efforts of the Nursing Research Program as a research project team member or as a Research Mentor.
  • Participate in the annual PNSO Elections; consider running for one of the PNSO's elected offices.
  • Become a Magnet Champion, and join the PNSO's Magnet Recognition(R) journey.
  • Send feedback, questions and suggestions anytime directly to the PNSO Office
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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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