Structural Empowerment

For more than 25 years, the Professional Nursing Staff Organization at UVA Health System has worked hand in hand with the chief nursing officer and senior leaders to create an environment where professional practice flourishes, where nurses play an active role in their own governance and where their contributions are celebrated.

Professional Development

SE1EO

Clinical nurses are involved in interprofessional decision-making groups …

SE2EO

Organization supports participation in professional organizations …

Commitment to Professional Development

SE3EO

Organization supports nurses’ continuous professional development …

SE4EO

Nurses participate in professional development activities …

 

UVA nurses are empowered to lead through structures that promote interprofessional collaboration to DECREASE central line infections, professional development to INCREASE professional certification and participation in professional organizations to IMPROVE clinical outcomes.

 

SE5

Nursing education opportunities are provided for those interested in a nursing career …

Teaching and Role Development

SE6

Organization provides opportunities to improve nurses teaching a patient or family …

SE7

Organization facilitates effective transition of RNs and APNs into work environment …

SE8

Organization provides education to improve the nurse’s expertise as a preceptor …

SE9

Organization supports nurses’ participation in community healthcare outreach …

SE10EO

Nurses participate in assessment of healthcare needs of the community …

Recognition of Nursing

SE11

Nurses are recognized for their contributions to strategic priorities …