• 765 students (389 undergrads, 376 grad students)
  • 1,041 applications for 67 BSN spots (an 82% increase in 5 years)
  • 40% of incoming students are from underrepresented/minority backgrounds
  • 127 professors (57 full-time, 70 part-time)
  • >15% men (>11% undergrad, >21% grad)
  • 43 national academies fellows, including 30 FAANs
  • 12 endowed professorships
  • 5 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:

Research areas include

  • cancer treatment & prevention
  • cardiovascular disease & prevention
  • chronic disease
  • compassionate & palliative care
  • dementia & aging
  • health disparities
  • interprofessional education
  • intimate partner violence
  • mental health nursing
  • nursing history
  • pediatric & family health
  • quality & safety
  • resilience & mindfulness
  • women's health & reproductive outcomes

Academic home to five key nursing organization presidents, including ANA president Pam Cipriano (2015-2018), AACN immediate past president Clareen Wiencek (2015-2017), AAHN president Mary Gibson (2015-2018), Virginia League for Nursing president Tomeka Dowling (2018-2020), and AWHONN president Emily Drake (2016-2018).

Ranked among the best

An integral part of UVA, the nation's #2 public university, UVA School of Nursing's graduate nursing programs are ranked among the nation's top 20, according to 2019's 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