Among the Nation's Best

  • #7 public MSN program 
  • #20 public DNP program
  • #10 public BSN program
  • a top-ranked CNL program
  • Ranked among the top 2% of U.S. graduate nursing programs (out of 865+ American nursing schools)

(U.S. News & World Report 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)

Our Students

  • 767 students (316 graduate students, 451 undergraduate students, 2022)
  • 48% nonwhite (BSN Class of 2026)
  • 31% first-generation (BSN Class of 2026) 
  • 1/5 male (CNL Class of 2024)

Our Faculty

  • 60 full-time faculty
  • 12 endowed professors
  • $3.5M in active research grants
  • 52 national academies fellows among active and emeriti faculty, including 35 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Areas of excellence, research, and service

NCLEX Pass Rates

  • BSN: 86.96% first-time pass rate (2022).
    • Note: among 2022 graduates only, 88.9% passed on the first attempt and 96.7% passed overall
  • CNL: 91.67% (2022)
  • US average: 79.9% (2022)

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


The School of Nursing is located in McLeod Hall and in the Claude Moore Nursing Education Building. Both buildings are equipped with wireless access to the University’s secure network. Students and faculty also visit the nearby Health Sciences Library for academic and scholarly resources.

Claude Moore Nursing Education Building

With generous lecture halls and well-equipped classrooms outfitted with the latest technologies, meeting rooms and common areas to promote interaction and collaboration, the Claude Moore Nursing Education Building opened in June of 2008. It’s also a great place to take the stairs, grab coffee or just sit and talk with friends and professors. At Claude Moore Nursing, you’ll find:

McLeod Hall

Erected in 1972, McLeod Hall underwent a floor-by-floor face-lift between 2012 and 2015 and today sports two resilience rooms for yoga, meditation and mindfulness instruction, high-tech classrooms, and a reimagined, high-tech 9,200 square foot simulation center.

The first floor is home to Café McLeod, a popular destination for students, staff and faculty alike looking for a fresh sandwich, salad or refreshment, and home to the Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry—one of four such centers in the entire country.

McLeod's first floor is also home to a 475-seat auditorium while the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors are home to faculty offices. The Office for Nursing Research is on the fourth floor.

‌The School of Nursing is part of UVA Health