• 789 students
  • 133 professors
  • 39 fellows, including 28 FAANs
  • 12 endowed professorships
  • 8 research areas
  • 11,034 alumni across 50 states and 25 countries
  • 12 programs of study

Areas of excellence, research & service

Research areas include compassionate and palliative care, intimate partner violence, pediatric and family health, chronic disease, health disparities, dementia and aging, interprofessional education and nursing history.

Academic home to three national nursing org presidents, including ANA president Pam Cipriano, AACN president-elect Clareen Wiencek, and AWHONN president-elect Emily Drake.


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Ranked Among the Best

School of Nursing

UVA's graduate nursing programs - including a #2-ranked Clinical Nurse Leader program, a #8 Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program and a top-20 Family Nurse Practitioner program - are in the nation's top three percent, according to 2016's US News Best Graduate Schools.

University of Virginia

NCLEX Pass Rates

The BSN and CNL programs include preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam (National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses). Click here to see our graduates' NCLEX pass rates for the past five years.


Note: chart reflects pass rates for first-time test takers (may include graduates from prior years who elected to take the NCLEX one year or longer after graduation).


National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Click here for the latest NCLEX pass rates reported by the NCSBN.