University of Virginia School of Nursing faculty, staff and students contribute tens of thousands of hours of service each year. We provide health care to underserved people in Southwest Virginia, research the best ways to help diabetics care for themselves while providing care at the same time, and create unique individualized baby books full of child development information for at risk families.
Other projects have included:
- Health fairs for the mentally ill and the homeless in Charlottesville
- Collaboration with other schools at UVA in global research and service projects like clean water projects in South Africa
- A Teddy Bear Clinic for preschoolers in a Charlottesville elementary school
- CPR and First Aid training – Certified nursing students teach on Grounds and abroad
- Day of Caring – Teams of faculty and staff members provide gardening, painting and other sprucing up services to the Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center
- Alzheimer patient care in local nursing care facilities
- El Salvador Clinic – Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB) is building a clinic in San Sebastian, El Salvador
- Holiday Toy Drive – Student Nurses Association of Virginia (SNAV) members raise money to buy and wrap toys to give to children and their siblings in the UVA Health System during the holidays.
The School cultivates and supports learning through service, combining the values of education, research and service. “Service learning” allows students to serve others in their course work while developing their nursing and research skills.