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

Poor Bedfellows: Insomnia and Dementia

Poor Bedfellows: Insomnia and Dementia

Up to half of older patients with dementia have insomnia. With a $1.22M NIH grant, prof. Meghan Mattos will test an online intervention that aims to help.

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Happy, Satisfied, Resilient: CNLs are 'Great Investments'

Happy, Satisfied, Resilient: CNLs Make 'Great Investments'

CNL graduates are not only happy and satisfied with their work and careers, they're great investments for hospitals due to their professional longevity.

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Study: Pregnant women with disability at dramatically higher risk of being abused by an intimate partner

Study: Disabled, Pregnant Women at Much Greater Risk for IPV

Disabled, pregnant people are more than 2 1/2 times more likely to be victims of violence than their non-disabled, pregnant peers, a new study by nurse scientist Jeanne Alhusen finds.

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UVA Board Names Endowed Professors of Nursing

Board of Visitors Approves New Endowed Professors of Nursing

Jeanne Alhusen, Randy Jones, Virginia LeBaron, and Dominique Tobbell—all School of Nursing faculty—have been named endowed professors at UVA.

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Feature Story


A resilience toolbox for nurses. many hospital break rooms disappeared when the pandemic struck. A trio of UVA Health nurses invented a new way to take five. Now, they're sharing their process and results.

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