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Professional Nursing Staff Organization

Current Announcements

  • The PNSO is proud to announce the following candidates for elected office:
    Candidates for 2015 President-Elect:
      -Adrienne Banavage, NEC 2, Cancer Center
    Leigh Gauriloff, Clinician 3, 3 West
    Candidates for 2015-2017 Nominating Committee Membership:
      -John “Grady” Johnston, Clinician 2, MICU
    Susan Ketcham, Clinician 3, PACU
    Be sure to cast your vote using the electronic ballot October 1 to October 16!
  •   View the 2013 PNSO Annual Report!
  • RN Professional Profile - UVAHS RNs, update your profiles with your accomplishments! Our new form is much more user-friendly, allowing you to see & edit past entries for a truly cumulative profile!
  • Virtual Gallery of Evidence-Based Practice Symposium
  • Cabinet Schedule Change: Our long-time meeting recurrence pattern has changed in 2014! Now meeting on 2nd Thursdays at a new time, 1600-1800 in the Med Ctr Boardroom. Any UVA nurse is invited to sit in on Cabinet to see their voting representatives in action!

Strengthening Our Nursing Shared Governance

  • See the Shared Governance Toolkit: a resource for Central and Local Shared Governance chairs.  You will find templates for agendas, minutes and outcomes reports; meeting facilitation tips; monthly housewide shared topics; networking communication lists; and 2014 Local & Central PNSO Committee/Chair information!

Read the Latest PNSO Publications

Visit the PNSO's Support Office!
Second floor of McKim Hall, Room 2099

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Key Upcoming Events

2014 Major PNSO Events (PDF Calendar)

Other professional development opportunities

Key offerings include:

  • 9/4 Abstract Writing Session, 1100 - 1200, Dining Conf Room 3
  • 9/4 PNSO Professional Development Committee Meeting, 1200 - 1400 Dining Conference Rooms
  • 9/11  PNSO Cabinet Meeting, 1600 - 1800, Medical Center Board Room
  • 9/15 Notice of Intent due for Career Ladder Fall Advancement
  • 9/15, 16, 24  Mandatory Competency Fair for 1Q15
  • 9/23 PNSO Clinical Practice Committee Meeting, 1300 - 1530, Medical Center Board Room + breakout sessions for subcommittees
  • 10/1 Electronic Portfolios due for Career Ladder Fall Advancement
  • 10/1-10/16 Elections!  UVA RNs, Cast Your Vote for 2015 PNSO President-Elect, Nominating Committee, and Bylaws Amendments!
  • 10/2 Nursing Education Fair - Info on Going Back to School! 1600-2000 in Dining Conf Rms.
  • 11/11 Nursing Summit on Self-Care. Proudly hosting keynote by Karen Daley, former ANA President! Jordan Hall; preregister Netlearning