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Nursing at UVA Health:

Nurses at UVA Health are part of a community of medical practitioners, faculty, students, and other team members who work together to exercise ingenuity, develop self-governance tools and push the boundaries of knowledge in service to the common good.

UVA Health is a world-class Academic Health System encompassing seven entities: School of Medicine; School of Nursing; University Medical Center, including a level 1 trauma center, NCI Designated Cancer Center, and UVA Children's; University Physicians Group; Health Sciences Library; UVA Community Health; and UVA Community Health Medical Group.

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Perks and Benefits of a nursing career at UVA Health:

  • Magnet-recognized hospital
  • Daisy and Bee Recognition programs
  • Clinical career ladder
  • Robust shared governance structure
  • Nursing Research Program and Quality Improvement Processes
  • $375 education assistance for eligible professional certification application
  • Annual certification bonus: $300

Professional Nursing Governance Organization (PNGO)

UVA nurses are looking to work at the highest level in their profession. As expert clinicians and

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members of the Professional Nursing Governance Organization (PNGO), they push the envelope to grow in both their careers and in life. We make sure they can. UVA's PNGO enables nurses to establish their own professional standards of clinical practice and professional development. Every UVA nurse is a member of our PNGO and has access to innovative programs that foster continued education, training, and professional advancement.

Join Our Team

UVA Health is expanding to meet the needs of our patients. Guided by our mission to transform health and inspire hope for all Virginians and beyond, this expansion has provided the communities we serve with state-of-the-art facilities like the UVA Orthopedic Center Ivy Road and a new six-story expansion to University Medical Center. Future growth will include the cutting-edge Paul and Diane Manning Institute of Biotechnology and partnerships with community healthcare organizations and EMS agencies to serve rural communities in Central Virginia.

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In addition to facilities and services for our patients, this growth provides opportunities for nurses throughout UVA Health in Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, Culpeper and other UVA Health locations across Virginia.

Clinical Specialties:
Whether you are a new or an experienced nurse, advance your career in one of the following specialty areas: 

  • Transplant
  • Perioperative
  • Post-Anesthesia
  • Emergency
  • PACU
  • ICU
  • Advanced Practice
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Surgical Trauma
  • Oncology
  • Cardiac Care
  • Critical Care

Are you a recent nursing graduate? Begin your career with UVA Health.


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