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Mary Holmes earned her registered nurse license in 1959 and became one of the first African-American nurses to work here. She kept her white uniform ironed and wore it even after others began wearing scrubs because "I had earned the right to wear that uniform."
“They set out on what appeared to be an unmarked path, but as we know, that path was in fact marked out by feet before them,” said Tori Tucker, a PhD in nursing student UVA School of Nursing. "Each step mattered. Each foot mattered.”
To Tori, Ms. Holmes, Bishop Kelley, and our own Ms. Mavis Claytor, nurse pioneer and the first African-American grad of the UVA School of Nursing, we humbly and warmly salute you - gracious, determined, bold and, always, ever compassionate.
Vicki Jenkins - a long-time labor and delivery nurse in Culpeper, Va., who'd graduated from a two-year program in the 1980s - enrolled in UVA's RN to BSN program largely unsure of what she'd encounter.
But in less than two years Jenkins not only earned her baccalaureate degree and several courses toward a master's but studied abroad and developed a keen interest in community and public health. Now, years later, she's an NP at the Orange Free Clinic, and its primary full-time provider.
“This kind of learning is why you choose UVA," said Vicki, who went on to earn an MSN in 2016. “I’ve been blown out of the water with the quality of education I’ve gotten here ... It’s why you work so hard to come to a school like this. I just had no idea what I didn’t know.”
Curious about what our RN to BSN program might do for YOU? Deadline to apply March 1. Join us!
Jeanita Richardson, a professor in our Department of Public Health Sciences, spoke at yesterday's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event in downtown Charlottesville.
January 10th, 2019 - Dr. Ryan Smith lectures at Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA. on UVA School of Medicine's commitment to diversity and inclusion in its graduate medical education programs including Urology. #urology #uva #equity #diversity
The 2019 Pinn Scholars Are …
Congratulations to the 2019 Class of Pinn Scholars, who were named this December. Pinn Scholars are selected on the basis of their scientific expertise and contributions to the School of Medicine and to the greater research community. They are expected to develop a new project or direction in their research and share their results at an annual symposium. Click the photo to read more.
In 2018, our supporters impacted the lives of so many patients, doctors, nurses, researchers, and students at… https://t.co/da5P0ZAqTH
It's been 50 years since Mavis Ford Claytor arrived at @UVA
, its first black nursing student. Now, hear her story… https://t.co/fkj8mYjhAm