Congratulations to the extraordinary Class of 2020.

A Message from Dean Pam Cipriano

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From the Alumni Association President

It is an extraordinary time to be a nurse, and never have we valued nurses and the care they give more than we do today. 

No matter whether a BSN student, a CNL, an advanced practice nurse or a doctoral graduate earning a DNP or a PhD, each graduate from the great Class of 2020 joins the nation's most trusted profession at a time of unparalleled upheaval and change. Each graduate brings with them the confidence, ability, compassion, and poise to compel the profession forward. Each graduate will find his or her own way in an environment that brings both challenges and opportunities.

UVA nurses:

We thank you for your determination, your relentless accommodation, and your unfailing grace over these last weeks as we adjust to the new realities that COVID-19 brings. We offer our enthusiastic congratulations to you as graduates. And we can't wait to see all the good you'll continue to do as you make your own path in nursing.


UVA Nursing CNL student Elizabeth Toutain taking a patient's blood pressure
UVA Nursing 2020 BSN graduate Beatrix Castelly at the Sigma Nursing Beta Kappa Honor Society induction ceremony
UVA Nursing BSN student in the simulation lab
UVA Nursing therapy dog Kenny at pinning in 2019
CNL student at Jouett Boys and Girls Club talking to elementary school students
UVA Nursing CNL student wearing PPE gives thumbs up signal
UVA Nursing BSN Class of 2020 student Ryan Thomas with student at Meriwether Lewis elementary school
Morgan Dickinson, FNP graduate, holding UVA flag
UVA Nursing PNP students with professor Amy Boitnott
UVA Nursing CNL students prepped for the OR
3 UVA Nursing CNL students doing silly things with gloves in the sim lab
UVA Nursing CNL clinical group
Smiling UVA Nursing CNL students in their blue scrubs
UVA Nursing 2020 MSN graduate Josh Moore as a BSN student in 2016
CNL student wearing a white Virginia Nursing t-shirt
Smiling UVA Nursing 2020 NNP graduate Kathryn Moore.
UVA Nursing 2020 PhD graduate Aubrey Doede presenting a poster
beloved UVA Nursing McLeod Cafe staff
UVA Nursing CNL student in the simulation lab asking a question of instructor Rachel Bankhead
UVA Nursing 2020 BSN Awards Ceremony online on Zoom
BSN Class of 2020 at the picnic at McLeod Hall
UVA Nursing CNL students who took part in a disaster simulation
UVA Lawn from inside Old Cabell Hall
UVA Nursing pin held in palm of hand
2 smiling UVA Nursing CNL students
2 smiling UVA Nursing CNL students in scrubs
UVA Nursing APRN students in the simulation lab
two members of the UVA Nursing BSN Class of 2020 picnic in 2017
UVA Nursing BSN class of 2020 students at 2017 white coat ceremony
UVA Nursing 2020 CNL graduate Deja Fuller in the simulation lab
Lucie Ndaya and Paterson Ilunga, UVA Nursing 2020 CNL graduates and Conway Scholars
UVA Nursing 2020 CNL graduate Shanice Artis wearing a quarantine t-shirt
UVA Nursing DNBC members in the Class of 2020.
4 UVA Nursing 2020 DNP graduates standing together in the nursing school lobby in 2018
UVA Nursing IDEA program manager Emerson Aviles and two CNL students tabling at an evernt.
UVA Nurse preceptor Lambert with BSN students in his clinical group
UVA Nursing professor Kwame Boateng with APRN students in the simulation lab
3 UVA Nursing CNL students in the simulation lab doing a mock emergency drill
2 UVA Nursing CNL students at the Beta Kappa honor society event in 2019
UVA Nursing BSN Class of 2020 in 2017 with professor Christine Connelly
UVA Nursing CNL student studying with her dog on a couch.
UVA Nursing neonatal NP students in the simulation lab
Cav Man attending the graduate student awards ceremony.
UVA Nursing 2020 pediatric NP graduate Emily Ledbetter
UVA Nursing Perennials for Patients students delivering flowers to UVA Health.
UVA Nursing PNP and U.S. Army LTC Chelsea Wood with her son
2 UVA Nursing CNL students in wearing personal protective equipment (PPE)
APRN student studying on the floor among nursing books and laptop
MSN graduate Sally Haines listening to a child's heartbeat.
UVA NUrsing professor Elizabeth Friberg, DNP professor, wishing students in the DNP Class of 2020 well.

Video Salute to the BSN Class of 2020

Video Honoring Our First NNP Cohort

Video Collage of the CNL Class of 2020

Video of MSN, DNP & PhD Graduates


Student graduation gallery

We asked each of our graduating students to create a single slide to celebrate their time at UVA.  Scroll through the images to see what they created.  We think it will make you smile.  We know we did.