Engaged. Pertinent. Real-world.

For UVA Nursing students of all levels, research is always close at hand.

For undergraduates, the School's freshly-revised Research, Ethics, Advocacy & Leadership (R.E.A.L.) courses, annual summer research internship program, and its vibrant Distinguished Majors Program (for high-achieving undergrads) ensure regular and high-level exposure to meaningful scholarship.

For master’s and doctoral students, faculty scholars at the top of their professional game offer guidance, support, and mentoring of unparalleled quality, giving MSN, PhD and DNP students a world of resources right at their fingertips.

Distinguished Majors Program

Nursing students who demonstrate superior academic performance (GPA of 3.4 or above) are encouraged to apply for the School’s Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) to pursue a substantive project of their own that they would not have the opportunity to develop as part of their regular program of study.

The application process requires students to define a detailed research project and to obtain agreement of a faculty member to guide the research. The final product is a manuscript ready to submit for publication as well as an oral presentation. The student will submit possible journal names and author guidelines to the faculty advisor for approval. It is anticipated that the faculty advisor will be a co-author on most publications although the student must be the first author. The faculty advisor as well as the course professor review the manuscripts and approve the selection of the journal.