11: School of Nursing

General Information | B.S. in Nursing | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Philosophy | The Nursing Major | Purpose and Objectives of the Undergraduate Program
Facilities and Resources | Cooperating Institutions and Agencies | Counseling
Student Activities and Honors | Awards and Honors | Additional Expenses | Part-time Employment
Special Student Status | Academic Standing | Readmission after Suspension or Voluntary Withdrawal
Leave of Absence | Course Load | Credit/No Credit Grades | Professional Status upon Graduation

Facilities and Resources

The School occupies McLeod Hall, a modern five story building with classrooms, laboratories, video-taping facilities, seminar rooms and a computer laboratory. The School is located in the eastern part of the University Grounds, near the Health Sciences Center.

The School of Nursing draws upon the resources of the 25 academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, on the facilities of the Schools of Education and Medicine and on the clinical facilities and instructional materials of the Health Sciences Center.

In addition to these academic resources of the University, nursing students receive clinical experience at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, public health agencies, community agencies, private and state hospitals, nursing homes, and industrial settings.

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library   The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library primarily serves the faculty, students, and staff of the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, which includes the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the hospital. The Library is a modern facility with small group meeting rooms, audiovisual viewing rooms, typing rooms, microcomputers, and photocopy machines.

The Library maintains well-developed collections of books, journals, reference materials and audiovisuals in medicine, nursing, and related health fields.

The Health Sciences Instructional Resources Center, on the first floor of the Library, maintains a substantial collection of videocassettes and other media. A variety of players, projectors, recorders, monitors, and a cluster of microcomputers are available for use in the center, and a small collection of equipment is available for use outside the center.

The resources in the Health Sciences Library are augmented by materials in the Clemons Library, the Science/Technology Information Center, various departmental libraries (e.g., biology/psychology, physics, chemistry, engineering, law), and the working libraries of the departments and clinics in the School of Medicine.

University of Virginia Health Sciences Center   The School of Nursing is a part of the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center which serves as the referral center for Central and Western Virginia and was recently ranked among the nation's top 64 health care centers. The nursing program enjoys a special relationship with the University Hospital, a 673 bed teaching and research hospital. Clinical affiliations with the Children's Medical Center, Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center, as well as Martha Jefferson Hospital and many community agencies and institutions throughout the state, provide opportunities for students to gain valuable experience in a variety of health care settings.

Special units in the medical center complex include a Cancer Center, a Clinical Research Center, cardiac, medical, pediatric, neonatal and surgical intensive care units, and a burn and wound care center. The Pegasus Air Emergency Rescue Service can transport patients from up to 500 miles.

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