UVA School of Nursing

Nurturing the 21st Century Practitioner

Long a national leader in nursing education—and ranked among the top two percent of nursing schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report—the UVA School of Nursing is readying the next generation of practitioners, researchers, and faculty in a time of exciting, dramatic change in healthcare. UVA cultivates compassionate caregivers, agile thinkers, top-notch researchers and creative, astute practitioners.

Gifts from alumni and friends are vital to sustaining the quality of academic programs. Whether you choose to make a one-time gift, continue to support the school through the annual fund, or decide to restrict your gift to a particular program or center, please know that your generosity allows the School of Nursing to offer a rewarding and enriching student experience.

Leaders Create Leaders: Faculty Support

At the UVA School of Nursing, our faculty members are at the heart of our mission. They are leaders in the field of nursing who, in turn, create the next generation of compassionate and resilient nurse leaders who will meet the complex healthcare needs of patients and families in the 21st century. Learn how you can help the School of Nursing sustain and renew our faculty.

Compassionate Care Initiative

In today’s high-stress and complex healthcare environments, attrition and burnout threaten the nursing profession and contribute to depersonalized care, low morale, and costly and dangerous errors. Through the Compassionate Care Initiative, UVA School of Nursing is developing innovative programs to build resiliency in our nursing students and practitioners across the UVA Health System. 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 about the Annual Fund and how you can help.

Interprofessional Education

UVA is a national leader in training medical and nursing students together to function effectively in healthcare teams. Team-based care improves safety and patient outcomes, prevents medical errors, and reduces healthcare costs.

Scholarships & Fellowships

Scholarships and fellowships enable the School of Nursing to recruit an outstanding and diverse student body. They also enable students to graduate with less debt so that they can pursue nursing positions where the need is greatest, not just where the salaries are highest.

Student Research

Undergraduate research is a priority across the University, and a nursing research experience gives students a broader appreciation of the impact they will have on patients, families, and the healthcare system. The opportunity to present research findings is an important professional experience.

International Programs

School of Nursing students have the opportunity to study abroad in far-ranging locations like South Africa, Germany, and New Zealand. Studying abroad provides students with a global perspective on healthcare and experience caring for patients from diverse backgrounds—all so they can better serve at home.