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Wonderful work, exceptional partnership. Proud of nursing prof Patricia Leonard Higgins' work on this project for our Crescent Hall neighbors!

Behind the scenes of filming for the Giving To Hoo's Day campaign today!

To Rwanda, With Heart

John Smiley (ACNP `18) always travels light. And even though he's headed Africa for three weeks - headed to Rwanda, a nation of 12 million about the size of Massachusetts - his carry-on 50-liter backpack will contain only the necessities: a few sets of clothes, toothbrush, drinking canister, stethoscope, and, of course, his UVA Nursing lab coat, plus three paperback books to pass the 24-hour plane ride through the Netherlands and Uganda. Click the photo to learn more.

Love is love is love. Happy Valentine’s Day from your School of Nursing!

Calling all @UVANursing alumni! We need #nursepractitioners to mentor current students. Want to inspire the next generation of your colleagues? Become a preceptor! Interested? Email Associate Dean Christine Kennedy ( or send her a private message on Twitter (@drcmkva).

A shining light, a patient advocate, an essay prompt ... and always a nurse first. @University of Virginia's first nursing graduate -- Mavis Ford Claytor (MSN `80, BSN `70) -- was honored at the annual Strong Men and Women in Virginia History program last evening. Ms. Claytor -- one of just 7 honorees from around the Commonwealth, and feted by Gov. Ralph Northam -- has the additional distinction of inspiring the writing prompt for the annual essay contest for high schoolers around the state. We are immensely proud to know you, Ms. Claytor, impressed by your trailblazing career in nursing, your singular grace, unflagging spirit and your colossal impact on young people today.

Speak Softly and Carry a White Coat

Along with hundreds of others, UVA nursing students HoChong Gilles and Cynthia Fagan (DNP `18)—clad in their white nursing jackets—have taken the Richmond State House by storm, throwing their collective weight behind a bill meant to ease the “arbitrary, outdated, and costly” practice restrictions for the Commonwealth’s roughly 6,000 nurse practitioners. Click the photo to read more.

A wonderful day on Capitol Hill in congressional workshop with the next generation of UVA nurse leaders! Thank you…

We are so excited to bring back Hoos Coming to Dinner in Richmond this month! We hope you’ll join us for one or both of these fun events on February 21 and 22 for food, drinks, catching up, and networking with fellow alumni — and staff like Theresa Carroll! Details and registration link in bio. . . #wahoowa #uvanursing #uvaschoolofnursing #hooscomingtodinner