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 2018 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 9.
  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. 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
  7. Submit your photo for your Student Identification Card prior to attending orientation on July 9 for 1st year students and July 26 for 2nd year transfer students.
  8. Fill out the criminal background check form by July 15.
  9. Get immunizations & have your Health Care Provider sign the Pre-entrance health record form by August 31.
  10. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON Computing Policies by August 15.
  11. Check out the August Orientation Schedules.
  12. Visit the UVA Orientation and New Student Programs website for more information about getting started at UVA!
  13. Pay your bill.
  14. Read the Registrar's Rx.
Undergraduates: RN to BSN

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the fall 2018 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. Submit your photo for your Student Identification Card prior to attending orientation July 24. 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 July 24. 
  8. 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.
  9. Purchase your parking permit for the academic year prior to the start of the academic year (August 28).
  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) 924-2787.
  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

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the summer 2018 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: May 21 & 22, 2018. Orientation is required, if you are unable to attend please notify Renee Breeden, CNL Program Manager, as soon as possible. rcb9b@virginia.edu
    • Summer session dates: May 21 - August 10, 2018
    • Fall semester dates: August 28 - December 7, 2018. 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. Pay close attention to the instructions and photo criteria. You need to use a passport type photo. Submit your photo no later than May 1st.
  4. Fill out the criminal background check form by April 27, 2018. A packet will be mailed to your address on file. Any questions should be directed to Ms. Deirdre Vandross (dmv3h@virginia.edu).
  5. Complete the Pre-Entrance Health Record form for nursing students by May 21st. Records need to be submitted to UVA Student Health before you start classes.
  6. Health insurance is required for UVA students. For information about UVA student health insurance: studenthealth.virginia.edu/insurance
  7. Purchase your nursing uniform and stethoscope by May 1st to allow for delivery. Stethoscope ordering information will be sent separately. You must have your uniform by orientation. Visit the UVA Bookstore to try on sizes before ordering. Nursing students wear the light blue scrub top with School of Nursing logo, navy blue scrub pants, white shoes and white t-shirt under the scrub top. Please read the SON Uniform policy
  8. Enroll in summer courses. You may enroll in summer courses beginning April 18th.
    Before enrolling view How to Register for Classes - CNL Students for important instructions on how to enroll and what courses to take.
    For additional help visit SIS Help for Students.
  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 15th.
  11. Purchase or upgrade laptop to meet SON Computing Policies by May 21st.
  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 a parking permit by May 21st if needed.
  14. Review the bus routes.
  15. Review The Graduate Guide to learn more about Charlottesville.
  16. Sign-up for CPR certification class HERE. The School of Nursing ONLY accepts American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider with Adult, Child & Infant AED certification.
  17. Complete NetLearning modules by May 21st. Instructions for completing NetLearning modules will be sent separately.
  18. 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 Adam Seid seid@virginia.edu and upload a copy to your application via your status page.
APRN

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the Fall 2018 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.
    • If you have not completed your FAFSA, you must do so as soon as possible, but no later than April 17, 2018. In order to be eligible for financial aid, including federal student loans, you must have a 2018-2019 FAFSA on file (www.fafsa.gov).
    • Keep an eye out for any pertinent information from Adam Seid. 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:
    • Course Registration Workshop: June 27 - Please RSVP hereAttendance is strongly encouraged.
    • Program Orientation: August 24
    • Fall semester dates: August 28 - December 18, 2018
  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 Graduate School of Nursing Admission, PO Box 401107, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Electronic transcripts may be sent to gnursadmission@virginia.edu.
Doctoral

Complete the following steps prior to the start of the Fall 2018 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 17, 2018. In order to be eligible for financial aid, including federal student loans, you must have a 2018-2019 FAFSA on file (www.fafsa.gov).
    • Keep an eye out for any pertinent information from Adam Seid. 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:
    • Course Registration Workshop: June 27 - Please RSVP here. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
    • Program Orientation: August 24
    • Fall semester dates: August 28 - December 18, 2018
  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 Graduate School of Nursing Admission, PO Box 401107, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Electronic transcripts may be sent to gnursadmission@virginia.edu.