Why We Value Specialty Certification

The growth and development of our UVA Medical Center Registered Nurses is a high priority. There is a growing body of nursing research and clinical evidence that supports high RN specialty certification rates correlating with better patient care outcomes. Achieving national certifications in one’s nursing specialty increases professional pride and competency!

At UVA Medical Center, we encourage our nurses to pursue certification in their specialty. Specialty certification ensures that we provide the safest possible care for our patients. Certification is currently a requirement for Clinician 3, and Clinician 4 roles. 

How We Support & Celebrate Certification

UVA Nurses: If you are currently certified or obtain your RN specialty certification,  be sure your Certification tab is updated in Workday! Also, email PNSO@virginia.edu - we recognize new certifications in our weekly Thursday Blast email newsletter to all UVA nurses! Your practice area may display a wall plaque recognizing the certifications your nursing team has earned. In addition to supporting selected review courses and certification exams, UVA gives a financial bonus to RNs who achieve specialty certification. And be sure to join in our celebrations each year, during the week of March 19th, National Certified Nurses Day!

Explore the many supportive resources in the left column menu, and read our FAQs.

Have questions? Email PNSO@virginia.edu.

 

Percent UVA Health System RNs with Professional Certification