Congratulations new nursing students! You have found the right web page to begin your transition to the academic world of nursing!

As mentioned in the email message that led you here, it is imperative that you check your UVA email every day. We won’t be contacting you that frequently right now, but it is the primary and often only way we communicate with you. If you miss a deadline because you missed an email, there is not much we can do to help you. When you click on the appropriate tab below for your program, the first thing on your to-do list is to make sure you have your email set up correctly!

Please keep in mind that you have another to-do list to check. In addition to working your way through the items linked to this page, you need to make sure you are completing the to-do list on your SIS page. This is a separate and distinct list from the activities you need to do for us. All kinds of offices at UVA post there, so don’t forget to occasionally check that site.

WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF NURSING AT UVA!

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Undergraduates: 1st & 2nd Years

Incoming 1st & 2nd year BSN students: Classes of 2024 & 2025

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the fall 2021 semester. These steps are for new undergraduate students: traditional and transfer.

  1. If you have not already activated your UVA email account, please do so immediately.  All email will be sent to this address.
  2. Check your UVA email frequently.
  3. 1st Year Only: Register to attend the pre-enrollment advisng Zoom session on Thursday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Plan to attend the virtual Advising & Enrollment event on July 8 at 1pm. You will need to pre-register at this link.
  4. Transfer Only: Plan to join us virtually on Wednesday, June 23 at 12pm for a summer check-in.
  5. 1st Years Only: If you have AP, IB or dual enrollment credit that you think will transfer, please complete the following form: External Course Credit
  6. 1st Years Only: please read the BSN Program Manager's Welcome before the July 8 event.
  7. If you completed the FAFSA and CSS Profile, you will automatically be considered for all School of Nursing scholarships. You will receive an email from Student Financial Services about activating your account for AcademicWorks. You need to follow the instructions in this email by July 1.  Please see the UVA Student Financial Services website for more information if you have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  8. Submit your photo for your Student Identification Card by August 15.
  9. Fill out the criminal background check form by August 15.
  10. Get immunizations & have your health care provider sign the Pre-Entrance Health Form by August 1.
  11. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON Computing Policies by August 15.
  12. Save the date of Monday, August 23 for the School of Nursing orientation.
  13. Visit the UVA Orientation and New Student Programs website for more information about getting started at UVA!
  14. Pay your bill
Undergraduates: RN to BSN

RN to BSN students (currently licensed nurses)

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the fall 2021 semester. These steps are for new RN to BSN students.

  1. Activate your UVA email account now. All email will be sent to this address. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  2. Check your UVA email frequently.
  3. If you completed the FAFSA and CSS Profile, you will automatically be considered for all School of Nursing scholarships. You will receive an email from Student Financial Services about activating your account for AcademicWorks. You need to follow the instructions in this email by July 1. Please see the UVA Student Financial Services website for more information if you have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  4. RSVP to attend the in-person, on Grounds in Charlottesville program orientation on August 11. Unlike an open house, orientation is designed for students only. Family members may find a wealth of Charlottesville area if they choose to visit Charlottesville with you!
  5. Fill out the criminal background check form by August 15.
  6. Submit your photo for your Student Identification Card prior by August 1. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  7. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON Computing Policies by July 1. You will need to bring a laptop to orientation on August 12.
  8. Get immunizations and have your health care provider sign the Pre-Entrance Health Form by August 1. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  9. Purchase your parking permit for the academic year prior to the start of the academic year (August 27).
  10. Review the bus routes.
  11. Send certification documents (CPR, RN license) by August 15. All RN to BSN students are required to have on file in the School of Nursing a copy of their current RN license and current American Heart Association AED certification for Healthcare Providers. You must have Adult, Infant and Child training and AED. A re-certification is required every two years. Please send these documents to Lynn Coyner at lc6be@virginia.edu or fax (434) 982-1809.
  12. Pay your bill.
  13. If you are finishing prerequisite coursework, please request to have official transcripts with final grades sent to Lynn Coyner, UVA School of Nursing, PO Box 800782, Charlottesville, VA 22908.
CNL

CNL (direct entry to nursing) students

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the summer 2021 session. These steps are for new Master's Entry: CNL students.

  1. Activate your UVA email account now. All email will be sent to this address.
  2. Mark your calendars with the following important dates:
    • New CNL Orientation week of May 24, 2021. Orientation is required, if you are unable to attend please notify Jessie Thacker, CNL Program Manager, jt2pj@virginia.edu.
    • Summer session dates: May 24 - August 13, 2021.
    • Fall semester dates: August 24-December 7, 2021. CNL classes are on Thursday/Friday in fall & spring semesters.
  3. Submit your ID photo. Note: If you are a current student or grad of UVA or a UVA Health System Employee, a photo is already on file and will be used for your student ID. You will receive your health system student ID Badge during orientation, do not go to the UVA ID Card office to get one. Pay close attention to the instructions and photo criteria. You must use a passport type photo. Submit your photo no later than April 30, 2021.
  4. Complete the criminal background check by May 15, 2021. You will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to complete the background check.  Any questions should be directed to Ms. Deirdre Vandross, dmv3h@virginia.edu.
  5. Obtain required immunizations and have your health care provider sign the Pre-Entrance Health Form for nursing students. Please note the health record must be fully completed and submitted to UVA Student Health prior to August 1, 2021. 
  6. Health insurance is required for UVA students. For information about UVA student health insurance: studenthealth.virginia.edu/insurance
  7. Purchase your nursing uniform by May 7, 2021 to allow for delivery and order your stethoscope by June 25, 2021. Stethoscope ordering information will be sent separately. You will need to wear your uniform when in the Clinical Simulation Learning Center and in clinicals. Refer to the SON uniform policy for a complete description of the required uniform*: SON Uniform policy  *Uniforms required for pre-licensure students only.
  8. Enroll in summer courses. You may enroll in summer courses beginning April 3, 2021. Enroll in GCNL 5100 001 & lab section 101-106, if a section is full select the next one. Enroll in GNUR 6060. Do not enroll in NUIP 4200, we will enroll you in that course. For SIS enrollment instructions see this website: SIS FAQs  Scroll down to Add/Drop/Edit/Swap classes in SIS.
  9. Complete FAFSA if you have not done so and the University Financial Aid Application form that will be in your SIS to-do list.
  10. Pay your bill in SIS by May 15, 2021.
  11. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON Computing Policies by May 21, 2021. Compliance with computing policies is required.
  12. If you need housing, information is available from the UVA Housing Office
  13. Purchase a parking permit. This may be needed once students are back on grounds.
  14. Review the bus routes.
  15. Review The Graduate Guide to learn more about Charlottesville.
  16. Sign-up for CPR certification class (dates TBA). The School of Nursing requires American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider with Adult, Child & Infant AED certification only.
  17. If you are finishing prerequisite coursework this semester, please request to have official transcripts with final grades sent to Central Graduate Nursing Admissions, PO Box 401107, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Please also email a copy to nursing-admissions@virginia.edu and upload a copy to your application via your status page.
RN to CNL

RN to CNL students

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the fall 2021 session. These steps are for new Master's Entry: RN to CNL students.

  1. Activate your UVA email account now. All email will be sent to this address. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  2. Check your UVA email frequently.
  3. Mark your calendars with the following important dates:
    • New CNL Orientation week of May 24, 2021. Orientation is required, if you are unable to attend please notify Jessie Thacker, CNL Program Manager, jt2pj@virginia.edu.
    • Summer session dates: May 24 - August 13, 2021.
    • Fall semester dates: August 24-December 7, 2021. Exams: December 9-17, 2021. CNL classes are on Thursday/Friday in fall & spring semesters.
  4. Submit your ID photo. Note: If you are a current student or grad of UVA or a UVA Health System Employee, a photo is already on file and will be used for your student ID. You will receive your health system student ID Badge during orientation, do not go to the UVA ID Card office to get one. Pay close attention to the instructions and photo criteria. You must use a passport type photo. Submit your photo no later than April 30, 2021.
  5. Complete the Criminal Background Check by May 15, 2021. You will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to complete the background check.  Any questions should be directed to Ms. Deirdre Vandross, dmv3h@virginia.edu.
  6. Obtain required immunizations and have your health care provider sign the Pre-Entrance Health Form for nursing students. Please note the health record must be fully completed and submitted to UVA Student Health prior to August 1, 2021. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  7. Health insurance is required for UVA students. For information about UVA student health insurance: studenthealth.virginia.edu/insurance or 434-243-2702
  8. Enroll in courses. Program Manager (Jessie Thacker) will contact you to schedule a one-on-one meeting with the CNL Leadership Team to discuss your plan of study and connect you with your academic advisor.
  9. Complete FAFSA if you have not done so and the University Financial Aid Application form that will be in your SIS to-do list.
  10. Pay your bill in SIS by May 15, 2021.
  11. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON  by May 21, 2021. Compliance with computing policies is required.
  12. If you need housing, information is available from the UVA Housing Office
  13. Purchase a parking permit. This may be needed once students are back on grounds.
  14. Review the bus routes.
  15. Review The Graduate Guide to learn more about Charlottesville.
  16. Sign-up for CPR certification class (dates TBA). The School of Nursing requires American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider with Adult, Child & Infant AED certification only.
  17. If you are finishing prerequisite coursework this semester, please request to have official transcripts with final grades sent to Central Graduate Nursing Admissions, PO Box 401107, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Please also email a copy to nursing-admissions@virginia.edu and upload a copy to your application via your status page.
  18. Send certification documents (CPR Card, RN License) by May 15th (Summer start) of August 15th (Fall start). All RN to CNL students are required to have on file in the School of Nursing a copy of their current RN license and current American Heart Association AED certification for Healthcare Providers. You must have Adult, Infant and Child training and AED. A re-certification is required every two years. Please sent these documents to Jessie Thacker at jt2pj@virginia.edu.
APRN

APRN MSN & post-MSN students

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester. These steps are for new MSN, post-MSN certificate, and BSN-DNP students.

  1. Activate your UVA email account now. All email will be sent to this address. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  2. Complete financial aid forms.
    • If you have not completed your FAFSA, you must do so as soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2021. In order to be eligible for financial aid, including federal student loans, you must have a 2021-2022 FAFSA on file (www.fafsa.gov).
    • Keep an eye out for any pertinent information from Julie Kusnerik. The majority of internal School of Nursing scholarships and grants are awarded based on your federal need. Any "apply to" opportunities will be distributed via email.
  3. Mark your calendars now with the following important dates:
    • Enrollment Day Online Workshop: July 14th, 1-3pm, via Zoom. Look out for an invite from Theresa Carroll.
    • Program Orientation: August 20, 2021, 9a-12p, via Zoom. 
    • Fall semester dates: August 24 - December 17, 2021
  4. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet school of Nursing Computing Policies prior to attending the Course Registration Workshop or obtaining wireless access.
  5. Submit your photo for your Student Identification Card prior to August 1. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  6. Fill out the criminal background check form by Friday, August 6, 2021
  7. Be prepared to submit your CPR and RN license certification documents. NNP students must also send NRP certification. Further instructions will be sent in the summer. 
  8. Get immunizations and have your health care provider sign the Pre-Entrance Health Form by August 1. UVA Health System employees who are benefits eligible may skip this step.
  9. Purchase your parking permit for the academic year prior to your program orientation. Review the bus routes.
  10. Review UVA and Charlottesville Guide to learn more about Charlottesville.
  11. Pay your bill.
  12. Read the Registrar's Rx.
  13. If you are finishing prerequisite coursework, please request to have official transcripts with final grades sent to the Graduate School of Nursing Admission, PO Box 401107, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Electronic transcripts may be sent to gnursadmission@virginia.edu.
Doctoral

DNP students

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester. These steps are for new DNP students.

  1. Activate your UVA email account now. All email will be sent to this address. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  2. Complete financial aid forms.
    • If you have not completed your FAFSA, you must do so as soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2021. In order to be eligible for financial aid, including federal student loans, you must have a 2021-2022 FAFSA on file (www.fafsa.gov).
    • Keep an eye out for any pertinent information from Julie Kusnerik. The majority of internal School of Nursing scholarships and grants are awarded based on your federal need. Any "apply to" opportunities will be distributed via email.
  3. Mark your calendars now with the following important dates:
    • Enrollment Day Online Workshop: July 14th, 1-3pm, via Zoom. Look out for an invite from Theresa Carroll.
    • Program Orientation: August 20, 2021, 9a-12p, via Zoom. 
    • Fall semester dates: August 24 - December 17, 2021
  4. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet school of Nursing  prior to attending the Course Registration Workshop or obtaining wireless access.
  5. Submit your photo for your Student Identification Card prior to August 1. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  6. Fill out the  form by Friday, August 6, 2021
  7. Be prepared to submit your CPR and RN license  documents. NNP students must also send NRP certification. Further instructions will be sent in the summer. 
  8. Get  and have your health care provider sign the Pre-Entrance Health Form by August 1. UVA Health System employees who are benefits eligible may skip this step.
  9. Purchase your parking permit for the academic year prior to your program orientation. Review the bus routes.
  10. Review UVA and Charlottesville Guide to learn more about Charlottesville.
  11. Pay your bill.
  12. Read the Registrar's Rx.
  13. If you are finishing prerequisite coursework, please request to have official transcripts with final grades sent to the Graduate School of Nursing Admission, PO Box 401107, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Electronic transcripts may be sent to gnursadmission@virginia.edu.