Compassionate Care Initiative

Resilient and compassionate nurses are taught, not born. Learning to buoy their own spirit in times of difficulty and stress is an essential step in providing the best care to patients and families.

UVA School of Nursing wants to help. Our vision is to build on this work locally and nationally to provide specialized training across the healthcare professions. Resilient nurses thrive in the profession.

They also ensure the functioning and fiscal health of our nation’s hospitals and healthcare systems—where patients and families receive high quality, safe, and compassionate care. Hospitals thrive with resilient nurses.

To learn more, visit the UVA Compassionate Care Intiative's website.

In the "designation" drop down menu, select "School of Nursing Compassionate Care Initiatives."

How You Can Help?

  • $5,000 equips and maintains a portable Resiliency Room
  • $50,000 funds on-site resiliency programs for students and faculty (including yoga, meditation, tai chi, nutrition, writing, the arts)
  • $100,000 enables every nursing student to participate in three experiential retreats per year
  • $250,000 creates a pilot outreach program for home health aides and nurses’ aides
  • $500,000 endows a named research fund
  • $1 million provides start-up funding to create a Summer Resiliency Institute for specialized training