What sets us apart?

Top-ranked and trailblazing

  • Virginia's only nursing programs ranked among the nation’s top 20 (#8 among public institutions), including the Commonwealth's first Clinical Nurse Leader master’s program, currently ranked #1 in the U.S. (US News 2021)
  • 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
  • Dedicated to lively, affecting, high-quality interprofessional learning, thanks to the Center for ASPIRE
  • 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 an 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 3 months of graduating

Inclusivity first

  • 1/3 of undergraduates hail from under-represented and minority backgrounds; many are first-generation college attendees
  • With some $2 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