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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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Professional Nursing Staff Organization

Current Announcements

  • Call for Abstracts for 2015 EBP Symposium: UVAHS RNs are invited to submit an abstract by January 9, 2015, for presentation at the PNSO Evidence-Based Practice Symposium on March 31, 2015. Click here for Abstract Template & event details.
  • Apply for Research Funding Support: UVAHS RNs are invited to apply by March 17, 2015 for funding support for nurse-driven research projects (whether starting up a new project, or disseminating findings from a completed research project). Click here for details about the two funding opportunities.
  • The PNSO Offices will be closed on Thursday December 25th and Friday December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday.


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:

  • 11/25 Clinical Practice Committee meeting, 1300 - 1500, Medical Center Board Room
  • 11/27 & 11/28 - PNSO Offices closed
  • 12/3 - PNSO Shared Governance Orientation for chairs, 0800 - 1000, McKim 1023, BIMS
  • 12/5 - Night Shift Committee, 0200 - 0300, Dining Conference Rooms
  • 12/9 - PNSO Shared Governance Orientation for chairs, 1600 - 1800, McKim Hall, Sandridge Auditorium