What sets us apart?

Guaranteed Admission for UVA School of Nursing Alumni

Our alumni have proven that they're ready for both the challenges and opportunities that nursing graduate education offers. We're excited to offer this benefit and eager to see the familiar faces it will bring back into our world-class learning environments. While alumni who apply to the MSN, post-master's, and DNP programs must still meet minimum admission requirements, and submit a basic application by the application deadline, their process will be much quicker, easier, and a less cumbersome process.

Top-ranked and trailblazing

  • Virginia's only nursing programs ranked among the nation's best (No. 7 among public institutions), including the Commonwealth's first Clinical Nurse Leader master's program
  • Academic home to 10 key regional and national nursing and healthcare organization presidents and past-presidents
  • Fiercely devoted to purposeful instruction in compassion and self-care through our Compassionate Care Initiative
  • Proud of the hundreds of preceptors throughout the Commonwealth under whose mentorship UVA Nursing students learn and flourish
  • Unafraid to address difficult or uncomfortable topics (this is Charlottesville, after all) through our IDEA initiative to foster humility, respect, and inclusion in powerful and profound ways

A destination and nursing pedigree that opens doors

  • BSN applications have tripled over the last decade and today attract a growing diversity of students from all walks of life
  • UVA Nursing graduates rank among the top when it comes to passing the NCLEX and specialty certification exams
  • Nearly 8 in 10 of our newly minted nurse graduates find job offers both abundant and well-paying well before graduation; 99% have jobs within three months of graduating

Inclusivity first

  • Roughly four in 10 undergraduates hail from under-represented and minority backgrounds; many are first-generation college attendees
  • With $3.5 million in scholarships distributed each year to both undergraduates and graduate students, we're proud of our work to make UVA an attractive and affordable option