Professional Organization of Nursing Students

PONS is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) that serves as the overarching student government for the undergraduate nursing cohorts, encompassing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), 1st Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN1), and 2nd Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN2) cohorts.

Representatives from each cohort make up an Executive Board and Student Senate that deliberate on important issues and events that pertain to undergraduate education, experience, and preparation to become Registered Nurses (RNs).

Students benefit from this organization in that it has a long-standing history in the UW School of Nursing and works as a unifying agent for the undergraduate cohorts. It is a place for students to coordinate projects, share common ideas, and work together towards building a more unified undergraduate nursing voice.

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For more information about becoming involved, send an inquiry email to: ponsuw@uw.edu

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Cohort (ABSN)

The ABSN RSO is made up of the individual student government representatives of the ABSN cohort. It works to represent the needs of ABSN students in the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), School of Nursing Coordinating Committee (CC), School of Nursing Student Council (SONSC), and to work on projects internal to the ABSN cohort. ABSN representatives also serve on PONS as a means to represent their cohort.

Students benefit from this organization in that it is a pipeline to make their individual cohort needs known, have a voice with Faculty and Staff in the School of Nursing (SoN), have a means of communicating funding issues to the Dean of the School of Nursing as well as the Provost Advisory Committee for Students (PACS), connect with the greater UW community, and grow individually and corporately as a cohort.

First Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Cohort (BSN1)

The BSN1 RSO is made up of the individual student government representatives of the BSN1 cohort. It works to represent the needs of BSN1 students in the Associated Student of the University of Washington (ASUW), School of Nursing Coordinating Committee (CC), School of Nursing Student Council (SONSC), and to work on projects internal to the BSN1 cohort. BSN1 representatives also serve on PONS as a means to represent their cohort.

Students benefit from this organization in that it is a pipeline to make their individual cohort needs known, have a voice with Faculty and Staff in the SoN, have a means of communicating funding issues to the Dean of the SoN as well as the Provost Advisory Committee for Students (PACS), connect with the greater UW community, and grow individually and corporately as a cohort.

Second Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Cohort (BSN2)

The BSN2 RSO is made up of the individual student government representatives of the BSN2 cohort. It works to represent the needs of BSN2 students in the Associated Student of the University of Washington (ASUW), School of Nursing Coordinating Committee (CC), School of Nursing Student Council (SONSC), and to work on projects internal to the BSN2 cohort. BSN2 representatives also serve on PONS as a means to represent their cohort.

Students benefit from this organization in that it is a pipeline to make their individual cohort needs known, have a voice with Faculty and Staff in the SoN, have a means of communicating funding issues to the Dean of the SoN as well as the Provost Advisory Committee for Students (PACS), connect with the greater UW community, and grow individually and corporately as a cohort.