12: School of Graduate Nursing

General Information | M.S. in Nursing | Post Master's Programs
Ph.D. in Nursing | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Facilities and Resources | Cooperating Clinical Institutions and Agencies
Advising and Counseling | Additional Expenses | Financial Aid

Financial Aid

General information regarding financial aid for all students is provided in chapter 3. In addition, there are some sources of financial aid specifically designated for nursing students. The School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs provides assistance to students needing financial aid.

Fellowships   A number of small grants, including duPont and Virginia State Fellowships, are available to full-time graduate students of outstanding merit in the School of Nursing. To apply for these grants, a student must complete the School of Nursing Financial Aid Form and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Federal Nurse Traineeships   A limited number of federal nursing traineeships are available for full-time (nine credits/semester) graduate nursing students. These awards may include tuition/fees, and/or stipends. To apply for these funds, students must complete a School of Nursing Financial Aid Form. The School of Nursing Financial Aid Form can be obtained from the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of School of Nursing.

National Research Service Awards (Predoctoral)   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sponsors a national program of individual predoctoral and postdoctoral nurse fellowships. The intent of the awards program is “to prepare biomedical, behavioral, and nurse scientists who will address continuing problems in health-related research of importance to the public.” The student’s qualifications to do scholarly work, the advisor’s credentials, and the merit of the proposed area of research are the primary criteria upon which awards are based. Interested doctoral students may obtain application forms by contacting the National Research Service Awards Program, Division of Nursing, BHPr, HRSA, Parklawn Building, Room 5C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 (301) 443-6333.

Employment   Opportunities for employment are available in the University of Virginia Hospitals. Interested students should contact the Division of Nursing.

A limited number of graduate assistantships for doctoral and master's students are available. These assistantships involve working directly with faculty in teaching, research or service activities. Assignments involve 10 to 20 hours per week of work. To apply for graduate assistant employment, students should contact the associate dean.

There are also a few graduate research assistant positions open to graduate students. Responsibilities associated with these positions vary. To apply for graduate research assistantships, students should contact the associate dean.

Out-of-state graduate students who are graduate assistants and are paid at least $4,000, may receive a tuition adjustment fellowship to pay the difference between out-of-state and in-state tuition.


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