Among the Nation's Best

  • #1 Virginia's top-ranked nursing program 
  • Ranked in the top 3% of U.S. graduate nursing programs 
  • #7 acute care nurse practitioner program
  • #11 public MSN program
  • #16 public BSN program
  • #22 public DNP program
  • A "Best School for Men in Nursing" 
  • a top-ranked CNL program

(U.S. News & World Report 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025; American Association for Men in Nursing, 2023)

Our Students

  • 766 students (272 graduate students, 494 undergraduate students, 2023-24)
  • 15% male (incoming BSN students, 2023-24)
  • 40% first generation college attendees (incoming BSN students, 2023-24)
  • 45% students of color (incoming BSN students, 2023-24)
  • 60% of undergraduates and 57% of graduate students earned a scholarship (FY 2023)
  • $3.8M in scholarships distributed (FY 2023)
  • $30K annually invested in summer student research experiences
  • $50K in support for nursing students to study abroad (FY 2023)

Our Faculty

  • 60 full-time faculty
  • 22% of faculty are men
  • $3.8M in active research grants

Areas of excellence, research, and service

NCLEX Pass Rates

  • BSN: 97.4% first time pass rate (BSN class of 2023)
  • CNL: 97% first time pass rate (CNL class of 2023)
  • APRN certification pass rates: 91% (average)

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