- 791 students (372 undergrads, 419 grad students)
- >15% men (>11% undergrad, >21% grad)
- 40% of incoming students are from underrepresented/minority backgrounds
- 127 professors (57 full-time, 70 part-time)
- 46 national academies fellows, including 32 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
- 12 endowed professorships
- 7 key national and state nursing organization presidents*
- More than 11,600 alumni across 50 states and 25 countries
- 4 degree programs
Areas of excellence, research and service:
- The Compassionate Care Initiative
- The Center for ASPIRE (UVA's interprofessional "hub")
- The Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
- The Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative
- The Center for Appreciative Practice
*Academic home to 7 regional and national nursing presidents and past-presidents, including Virginia League for Nursing president Tomeka Dowling (2018-2020), Southern Gerontological Society president Ishan Williams (2019-2020), American Association for the History of Nursing president Arlene Keeling (2018-2020), immediate past ANA president Pam Cipriano (2015-2018), AACN immediate past president Clareen Wiencek (2015-2017), AAHN immediate past president Mary Gibson (2016-2018), and immediate past AWHONN president Emily Drake (2016-2018).
Ranked among the best
Still the only nursing school in Virginia to be ranked among the nation's top 25, UVA's MSN and DNP programs are tied for #10 among public institutions (#21 and #19 overall), and its #2-in-the-nation Clinical Nurse Leader master's program continues to draw applause in the 2020 US News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools guide:
- #2 - Clinical Nurse Leader master’s
- #19 - Doctor of Nursing Practice (#10 among public institutions)
- #21 - Master’s program, overall (#10 among public institutions)
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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:
- Office of Admissions and Student Services for the School of Nursing
- Student Life Center
- Four lecture-sized classrooms
- Nursing faculty offices on floors two and three
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.