University of Virgnia School of Nursing

Founded in 1901, the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing is recognized worldwide. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, it has consistently remained ranked among top nursing schools for its renowned education and research programs. Today, it continues to rank among the top 5% of nursing schools in the United States.

In addition to being a top ranked school, many of the programs at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing are also among the top ranked in the nation. Top ranked programs include Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult and Medical/Surgical. In addition, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH), the nursing college has one of the top graduate nursing programs in the nation.

Currently, the school has about 790 students (400 undergraduate and 390 graduate). Tuition for in-state students is $13,162 a year; $42,348 for out-of-state students. There are 50 full time faculty and 80 part time. The school is home to 4 research centers and offers over 18 programs of study.

The School of Nursing is located in the Claude Moore Nursing Education Building and McLeod Hall. Wireless internet is provided for students via the University's secure network. Education facilities include lecture halls, state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting rooms, labs, adminstration offices and a student life center.

Programs offered through the University of Virginia School of Nursing include the following:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Transfer

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Adult gerontology acute care CNS
  • Adult gerontology acute care NP
  • Family NP
  • Pediatric NP
  • Psychiatric-mental health NP
  • Clinical nurse leader (direct entry)
  • Clinical nurse leader (for RNs)


  • DNP post-BSN
  • DNP post-MSN

  • PhD
Post-Master's Certificates

  • Adult-gerontology acute care CNS
  • Adult-gerontology acute care NP
  • Family NP
  • Pediatric NP
  • Psychiatric-mental health NP
  • Wound, ostomy, & continence (WOC)

The University of Virginia is regionally accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The bachelor's, master's, and doctoral nursing programs offered by the School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. All pre-licensure nursing degree programs are authorized by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

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