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

Andrea Valdez is a recipient of a Conway Scholarship for the Clinical Nurse Leader program at UVA.

Opening Doors for Nursing Students

For Jane Muir (Nurs ’16), pursuing a graduate nursing degree meant making tough decisions. Was she willing to take on student loans that would take years to pay off? Muir knew she wanted to take her nursing education to a new level, but could she…


Camille Burnett, PhD, assistant professor, UVA School of Nursing, stands in front of a class

A Nursing School Without Walls

What's it like to be 86, living alone, with no way to get to the doctor's office? How do you provide healthy food for your child when you are out of work? How do you get healthcare when you don't have health insurance or can't…


Giving Voice to Nursing Research

For people facing imminent death—and for those who love them—having critical end-of-life conversations can be hugely therapeutic. It’s equally important that the person sharing those conversations be skilled and empathetic. Finding nurses who can…


Making Informed Choices

Decisions about healthcare aren’t easy to make. “For many patients, even knowing what questions to ask is difficult,” says associate professor of nursing Randy Jones.


Photo of Michelle Bonsu, a professional baker transitioning to a nursing career.

Helping People Find Their Calling

Marine biologists. Political Lobbyists. Attorneys. Bakery owners. UVA’s Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) master’s program brings together people from all walks of life who want to join the nursing profession.