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

Professor Virginia LeBaron Earns Moore Fellowship to Develop a Communication Assessment Tool to Improve Patient-Provider Communication and Pain Management

Prof. Virginia LeBaron Earns Moore Fellowship to Develop Conversation Assessment Tool for Clinicians

With a new three-year, $450,000 Betty Irene Moore fellowship, nursing professor Virginia LeBaron will expand, refine, and test a smartwatch prototype that assesses clinicians' conversations.

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Once Marginalized, Black Nursing Alumni Honored With a Memorial Bench

Once Marginalized, Black Nursing Alumni Honored With a Memorial Bench

A nursing program from more than a half-century ago produced accomplished graduates, but they weren’t given their due until recently.

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Palliative care nurse Jonathan Bartels is this week’s guest on President Jim Ryan’s podcast, “Inside UVA.” (Photos by Dan Addison, Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)

‘Inside UVA’: A Palliative Care Nurse on the Moments After a Patient Dies

Jonathan Bartels, the pioneer of a calming ritual used in hospitals in the immediate aftermath of a patient’s death, shares his story with President Jim Ryan.

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By the Numbers

School of Nursing: By the Numbers

A story about the UVA School of Nursing's strong NIH rankings for funded nursing research and nursing science, including the work of Jeanne Alhusen. Virginia LeBaron, Meghan Mattos, Emma Mitchell, and Katrina Debnam.

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVA School of Nursing Among Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVA School of Nursing Among Nation’s Best

The University of Virginia School of Nursing has earned top rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools guide.

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