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Annual Nursing Excellence Awards

The PNSO presents awards annually honoring different aspects of excellence in the nursing role. Award recipients are selected on the basis of peer reviewed nominations received by the PNSO Awards Committee.  Any Medical Center employee, PNSO Member, or UVA School of Nursing student may be the primary nominator for each of these awards. 


Nominations are accepted during a 6 week period beginning mid-January each year.  Nominations are blinded and assigned by category to committee members for review.  Members may not participate in the review and selection of a category that includes a nominee that is a co-worker or other relation that poses a conflict of interest.  Award recipients are announced at a presentation event during Week of the Nurse each year in May.

For 2019, the PNSO Awards nominations are accepted January 24-March 7.

We're proud of these previous award recipients, 2000-present!


PNSO Nursing Excellence Awards

The categories for the PNSO Nursing Excellence awards are listed below. Click here for a 1 page grid detailing the purpose and eligibility requirements for each award.



Nurses Recognizing our Interprofessional Partnerships:

Nominations for Other Nursing Honors

These additional opportunities are offered through the generosity of individual donors, in honor of UVA nurses' compassionate care and  commitment to excellence. The recipients will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during Week of the Nurse.  Date and time for presentations will be announced via the PNOS Blast weekly email.

NOTE: Links to nomination forms will be active only during the nomination window.

One group of PNSO Award Nominees gathers before the presentation ceremony



We're proud of these previous award recipients, 2000-present!

The Awards Committee which reviews nominations and selects the recipients conducts the majority of their committee business through virtual meetings and sharing documents online -- it's easy to get involved! Contact the PNSO if interested in being part of the awards review panel. You will be inspired by so many heartfelt stories of your colleagues' exemplary actions!

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Need Help Writing a Nomination?

Contact any one of the following 2018 PNSO Awards Committee members if you have questions or need guidance to write a nomination.  Click on any name to open an email addressed to that committee member:

(2018 Chair)

 (2018 Vice-chair)