Ranked among the very best

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Ranked among the best

Still the only nursing school in Virginia to be ranked among the nation's top 15, UVA's MSN and DNP programs are tied for #8 among public institutions (#15 and #17 overall), and its #1-in-the-nation Clinical Nurse Leader master's program continues to draw applause in the 2021 US News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools guide:

NCLEX Pass Rates

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 the the UVA Health System

*National and state nursing organization presidents and past-presidents on faculty

  1. American Academy of Nursing president-elect Ken White (2019-2021; president from 2021-2023)
  2. Virginia League for Nursing president Tomeka Dowling (2018-2020)
  3. Southern Gerontological Society president Ishan Williams (2019-2020)
  4. American Association for the History of Nursing president Arlene Keeling (2018-2020)
  5. Society for Preventionist Research chair Katrina Debnam (2019-2020)
  6. ANA past president Pam Cipriano (2015-2018)
  7. AACN past president Clareen Wiencek (2015-2017)
  8. AAHN past president Mary Gibson (2016-2018)
  9. AWHONN past president Emily Drake (2016-2018)
  10. Virginia Colleges of Nursing past president Dorrie K. Fontaine (2010-2018)