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.

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.

Spotlight: 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. Read 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

UVA Shines Light of Recognition on African American Nurses It Trained Decades Ago

UVA Shines Light of Recognition on African American Nurses It Trained Decades Ago

African Americans educated as licensed practical nurses in a joint UVA-Burley High School program in the segregated 1950s and ’60s recently received the recognition – and UVA alumni status – that they deserve.

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Palliative, End-of-Life Care Workshop Informs, Inspires Virginia RNs

End-of-Life, Palliative Care Conference Inspires, Informs

A full roster of topics - pain and symptom management, to grief, bereavement, and cultural competence - engaged and informed the nearly 100 RNs who attended 2019's ELNEC workshop at the School.

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Nursing students practice yoga in a picturesque field.

Measuring the Power of Compassion

Does compassion translate into better patient care? And how do nurses maintain a compassionate presence in the face of mounting pressures like high-need patients and long work hours? These questions lie at the heart of research underway in the UVA…


Class of 2019: Loud and Proud, Nurse Billy Burris Ready to Make an Impact

Class of 2019: Loud and Proud, Nurse Billy Burris Ready to Make an Impact

From an early age, Burris had a passion for social justice and a booming voice that got him noticed. The son of an immigrant and a Peace Corps volunteer, he’s embraced fighting for others while defining his own American story, and found in nursing ...

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Class of 2019: Stunt Pilot Swoops Into Nursing

Class of 2019: Stunt Pilot Swoops into Nursing

Once on track to be a meteorologist, a pilot, a radio personality or a physician, aeronautics stuntman and “double Hoo” Sidney Todd St. Clair found a home as a nurse.

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