Leaders Create Leaders: Faculty Support

At the UVA School of Nursing, our faculty are the heart of our mission. They are leaders who foster the next generation of nurses. An investment in our School of Nursing faculty is also an investment in the students, patients, and families whose lives are touched by each faculty member. Learn more.

An Immediate Impact:
The Nursing Annual Fund

The Nursing Annual Fund is the School of Nursing’s only source of unrestricted income, or income not designated for a specific project, endowment, or scholarship. A donation to the Nursing Annual Fund is valuable because it provides the dean with flexibility to meet emerging needs of students and faculty. Learn more.

Clinical Research

Virginia has between 72 and 82 painkiller prescriptions per 100 people, and this comes at a time when opioid addiction is ravaging the nation. Oncology and palliative care professor Virginia LeBaron studies the intersection of pain management and public policy. Philanthropy provides our faculty with the time and resources that make this kind of research policy. 

Compassionate Care Initiative

Today’s nurses and other healthcare professionals work in high-stress and complex environments, where attrition and burnout can contribute to depersonalized care, low morale, and costly and dangerous errors. Through the Compassionate Care Initiative, nurses understand that caring for themselves provides a foundation for the safe and exceptional care of others. Learn more.

Inclusion, Diversity & Excellence Achievement

The need for a diverse nursing workforce has never been greater. As we teach a new generation of nurses at UVA, we're striving to build a better, more inclusive community with room and respect for all. In 2018, for the first time, UVA School of Nursing earned the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, a monthly online magazine focused on diversity issues in higher education. UVA School of Nursing is one of 35 health-focused institutions to receive the 2018 award, a list that also includes the UVA School of Medicine.

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Stories of Care & Discovery

Dean Emerita and ICN President Pam Cipriano Named an American Academy of Nursing 'Living Legend'

Dean Emerita Pam Cipriano Named One of Six American Academy of Nursing 'Living Legends'

Cipriano, who served a three-year term as UVA's 6th nursing dean throughout COVID-19, will be named one of six AAN 'Living Legends' in October 2023.

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The Compassionate Care Initiative Cart Rolls Again

Compassionate Care Initiative Cart Rolls Again

The CCI cart, which debuted in 2017, is rolling again with visits to UVA Health units that requested its well-being resources, snacks, and therapy dog Kenny.

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McDonald, Hudgins Earn VNA's

15 UVA Faculty, Alumni Earn VNA's '40 Under 40' Award

Hudgins, a simulation educator, and McDonald, a post-doctoral fellow studying trans-generational depression, will be honored by the VNA Sept. 9, 2023.

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McDonald, Hudgins Earn VNA's '40 Under 40' Award

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Nurturing the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals - Vision and Voice

Nurturing the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals

We welcomed 84 nurse externs in May and June from over 30 prestigious nursing schools, including UVA!

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