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

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the fall 2017 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. Register to attend summer orientation. All incoming undergraduate students, except RN to BSN students, must attend orientation prior to the start of school.
  4. 1st Years Only: Read the Registrar's Welcome prior to attending summer orientation on July 10.
  5. If you completed the FAFSA, 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
  6. Submit your photo for your Student Identification Card prior to attending orientation on July 10 for 1st year students and July 20 for 2nd year transfer students.
  7. Fill out the criminal background check form by July 15.
  8. Get immunizations & have your Health Care Provider sign the Pre-entrance health record form by August 31.
  9. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet computing policies by August 15.
  10. Check out the August Orientation Schedules.
  11. Visit the UVA Orientation and New Student Programs website for more information about getting started at UVA!
  12. Pay your bill.
  13. Read the Registrar's Rx.
Undergraduates: RN to BSN

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the fall 2017 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, 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
  4. Mark your calendars now with the following important dates:
  5. Fill out the criminal background check form by July 15.
  6. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet computing policies by July 1. You will need to bring a laptop to orientation on July 25. 
  7. Get immunizations & have your Health Care Provider sign the Pre-entrance health record form by August 31. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  8. Purchase your parking permit for the academic year prior to the start of the academic year (August 22).
  9. Review the bus routes.
  10. 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) 924-2787.
  11. Pay your bill.
  12. 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

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the summer 2017 semester. 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 now with the following important dates:
    • Orientation:May 8-10, 2017. CNL Orientation Schedule 2017 Orientation is required, if you know you are unable to be here please notify Renee Breeden as soon as possible. rcb9b@virginia.edu
    • Summer session dates:May 15 - August 4, 2017
    • Fall semester dates:August 22 - December 5, 2017. CNL classes are on Thursday/Friday in fall & spring semesters.
  3. Submit your ID photo HERE. Please do this as soon as possible to allow the ID Badge office time to print badges. You will receive your health system student ID Badge during orientation, do not go to the UVA ID Card office to get one. We only need for you to submit your photo by March 31st if possible.
  4. Fill out the criminal background check form by April 1, 2017.
  5. Complete the Pre-Entrance Health Record form for nursing students by May 8, 2017. Records need to be submitted to UVA Student Health by the time you start classes. Renee Breeden will let you know when the updated form is available on the UVA Student Health website.
  6. Health insurance is required for UVA students. For information about UVA student health insurance: http://www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/insurance.html
  7. Purchase your nursing uniform and stethoscope by April 21, 2017 to allow for delivery. Stethoscope ordering information will be sent via separate email. You must have your uniform by orientation. You are encouraged to visit the UVA Bookstore and try on sizes before ordering. CNL students wear the light blue scrub top, navy blue scrub pants, white shoes and white t-shirt under the scrub top. White lab coats are optional and most CNL students do not wear them. SON Uniform policy
  8. Register for your summer courses between April 12 - 21, 2017. How to enroll in summer classes 
  9. Complete FAFSA by March 3, 2017 and the University form that will show in your SIS to-do list. The sooner you can complete financial aid forms, the sooner you will know your award.
  10. Pay your bill in SIS by May 15, 2017.
  11. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON computing policies by May 8, 2017. You will need an up-to-date, in good working order computer for use throughout the program, especially for taking online tests and exams.
  12. If you need housing, information is available on these websites:http://www.virginia.edu/housing/offgrounds/ and http://www.virginia.edu/housing/
  13. Purchase your parking permit by May 8, 2017.
  14. Review the bus routes.
  15. Review The Graduate Guide to learn more about Charlottesville.
  16. Sign-up for CPR certification HERE. You will also receive an email from Renee Breeden with instructions. If you already have AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider (CPR & AED) certification you will need to bring or send a copy of your current CPR card to Renee Breeden, office 2017, Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, or rcb9b@virginia.edu 
  17. Complete NetLearning modules by May 8, 2017. Details about completing NetLearning modules will be sent separately by Renee Breeden.
  18. If you are finishing prerequisite coursework this semester, please request to have official transcripts with final grades sent to the Office of Admissions and Student Services, UVA School of Nursing, PO Box 800826, Charlottesville, VA 22908.
APRN

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the Fall 2017 semester. These steps are for new MSN and post-MSN certificate 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.
    • Complete FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for financial aid, including student loans.
    • Complete financial aid documentation in Academic Works (available soon). 
  3. Mark your calendars now with the following important dates:
    • Course Registration Workshop: July 18 - Please RSVP hereAttendance is strongly encouraged.
    • Program Orientation: August 18
    • Fall semester dates: August 22 - December 5, 2017
  4. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON computing policies prior to attending the Course Registration Workshop or obtaining wireless access.
  5. Fill out the criminal background check form by July 14. This will be mailed to you in early summer.
  6. 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. 
  7. Get immunizations and have your Health Care Provider sign the Pre-Entrance Health Form by August 31. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  8. Purchase your parking permit for the academic year prior to your program orientation. Review the bus routes.
  9. Review The Graduate Guide to learn more about Charlottesville. Check out places to stay if needed.
  10. Pay your bill.
  11. Read the Registrar's Rx.
  12. If you are finishing prerequisite coursework, please request to have official transcripts with final grades sent to the Office of Admissions and Student Services, UVA School of Nursing, P.O. Box 800826, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Electronic transcripts may be sent to gnursadmission@virginia.edu
Doctoral

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the Fall 2017 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.
    • Complete FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for financial aid, including student loans.
    • Complete financial aid documentation in Academic Works (available soon). 
  3. Mark your calendars now with the following important dates:
    • Course Registration Workshop: July 18 Please RSVP here. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
    • Program Orientation: August 18
    • Fall semester dates: August 22 - December 5, 2017
  4. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON computing policies prior to attending the Course Registration Workshop or obtaining wireless access. 
  5. Fill out the criminal background check form by July 14. This will be mailed to you in early summer. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Get immunizations and have your Health Care Provider sign the Pre-Entrance Health Form by August 31. UVA Health System employees may skip this step.
  8. Purchase your parking permit for the academic year prior to your program orientation. Review the bus routes
  9. Review The Graduate Guide to learn more about Charlottesville. Check out places to stay if needed.
  10. Pay your bill.
  11. Read the Registrar's Rx.
  12. If you are finishing prerequisite coursework, please request to have official transcripts with final grades sent to the Office of Admissions and Student Services, UVA School of Nursing, PO Box 800826, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Electronic transcripts may be sent to gnursadmission@virginia.edu