On the north steps of the Rotunda, 258 members of the School of Nursing’s class of 2024—including 147 brand new nurses—earned their degrees.

Randy Jones


Associate dean for partner development and engagement Randy Jones (BSN ’00, MSN ’00, PhD ’05) earned UVA’s 2024 Armstead Robinson Faculty Recognition Award. 

Quatrara Teaching Award 2024


Assistant professor Beth Quatrara (MSN ’97, DNP ’10) was one of 11 professors chosen from among UVA’s 2,400 faculty for an All-UVA Teaching Award. 

Spanberger visits Ashley Apple's class


U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger visited with BSN students in their health policy class over Zoom to discuss her health-related work and advocacy.


Honoring Earth Day, the School’s “Protecting Health in a Changing Climate” conference drew attendees from across the Commonwealth for climate- and health-related forums, including closing remarks from State Sen. Ghazala F. Hashmi.

USNWR 2025 graphic


The School received applause from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad School Guide again in its 2025 rankings, including, for the first time, a No. 7 rank as a Best Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.

Jeanne Alhusen


Jeanne Alhusen, a maternal-child scholar, disability rights advocate, associate dean for research, and an award-winning mentor, was one of 30 celebrated nurse scientists from around the world chosen for induction into Sigma’s 2024 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and CCI director Lili Powell


U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Compassionate Care Initiative director Lili Powell’s “Healing Healthcare” discussion and film premiere marked the nation’s inaugural Health Workforce Well-Being Day at an event in McLeod Auditorium that drew nearly 200 attendees and was co-hosted by Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation founder and CEO Corey Feist. 

Baernholdt and students


Dean Marianne Baernholdt met up with several nursing students in Washington, D.C. attending the AACN Student Policy Summit, including (left to right) Mark Benedict, Kaitlyn Niesent (both BSN ’24), and Josh Moore (BSN ’17, MSN ’20).


The Virginia Student Nurses Association gathered more than 300 nursing students from across the Commonwealth to the School where it held its 72nd annual conference.


Forbes ranked UVA Health among the top 25 health systems in the country.

VNA Lobby Day


CNL students Sarah Russell-Hunter (left) and Justine Kaskel (third from left), and Ross Scallan (MSN ’23, right) attended Virginia Nurses Association lobby day with assistant professor Ashley Apple (BSN ’18, MSN ’20, DNP ’21, second from left) meeting legislators including Sen. Creigh Deeds. Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action (VCCA) member Tracy Kelly, an assistant professor, also attended VCCA’s lobby day with students. 

MLK Awards 2024


Nursing faculty and students—including Jeanne Alhusen, associate dean for research and the UVA Medical Center Professor of Nursing (fifth from left), Mesha Jones (second from left), a clinical instructor, and Black Student Nurses Alliance founders Morgan Allen (third from left, BSN ’24) and Donna Nkurunziza (fourth from left, BSN ’24)—swept the 2024 Martin Luther King Awards, UVA Health’s highest diversity honor, at a Rotunda ceremony.