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Professional Development

Facilitating professional development is one of the core missions of the Professional Nursing Staff Organization, according to Article II of the PNSO Bylaws: "The PNSO shall promote the ongoing development of members through education, mentorship, peer review and recognition opportunities."

Professional Development is one of the core themes expected to be addressed in all local practice areas.  Professional Development Committee (PNSO central)  and Local committees.  Learn about the many ways the PNSO supports professional development by browsing the links below:


PNSO Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee promotes education, mentorship, and recognition opportunities for members of the PNSO. Per Bylaws, their mission includes: 

  • Develop and evaluate standards for nursing orientation, competency, in-service and continuing education outcomes.
  • Provide guidance to orientation, competency, in-service, and continuing education programs.
  • Promote the development of and participation in educational programs for nurses.


For more information about the activities of the Professional Development Committee - or to raise an issue for the committee to address - contact 2018 Chair .

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