Academics is central to life at of the School of Nursing, and our academic programs are second to none. As a part of our ongoing commitment to academic excellence, the school recently began offering programs designed to make our graduates more prepared for a modern collaboration-ready work environment -- what we like to call interprofessional education. School of Medicine and School of Nursing students now learn side-by-side in two areas as a part of the new Interprofessional Education Initiative.
Medical and nursing students work interprofessionally in the new Medical Simulation Center to solve and treat a clinical cases. Keith Littlewood, MD, anesthesia, and Dorothy Tullmann, PhD, RN, a nursing professor, facilitate learning in simulated acute and critical care settings.
In another setting, students collaborate together on how to have difficult conversations with patients, their families and friends. The School of Medicine's Leslie Blackhall, MD, oncology and Jeanne Erickson, PhD, RN, a nursing professor with clinical expertise in oncology and cancer care, facilitate the scenarios as students take turns role playing.
Regardless of your academic preparation, the University of Virginia School of Nursing has a program that is right for you.
Our undergraduate programs admit those directly from high school as well as transfer students. We offer a direct-entry graduate program for motivated individuals who have a college degree in another subject. We also offer ten graduate specialty tracks at the master’s and post-master’s levels. Our PhD in nursing program admits students with either a BSN or MSN degree.
All of our academic programs draw upon the clinical strengths of the University of Virginia Health System, as well as on the academic richness of all of the schools and faculty of the University of Virginia. Development as a leader is an important element of a Virginia nursing education, and graduates are encouraged to transform the science and practice of nursing as professional nurses.
(for those with an undergraduate degree in another discipline)