The top entries from the 16th Annual Celebration of Reflective and Creative Writing have been announced!

The Right Thing by Kathryn "Kit" Barger (MSN '19)

Your Happy Little Pill by Kataeya Daley (BSN '19)

The two student authors were honored at the 2018 McGehee Lecture on April 17, 2018. Each student received a monetary award and a small gift to help them continue to give voice to their nursing experiences. Check out some of the other submissions from this year, here.

RESILIENT NURSES - Episodes 5 & 6 Available!

Since 2014, CCI has sponsored RESILIENT NURSES, a public radio documentary series heard on more than 78 NPR stations, nationwide on SiriusXM satellite radio, and downloaded more than 11,000 times.

Throughout the series, award-winning producer David Freudberg, takes a no-holds-barred look at the challenges faced by those in the nursing profession, RN burnout, and the many ways some nurses are harnessing the power of mindfulness and resilience to fight it. Episodes 1 through 4 are available here.

Now, in two additional productions, Freudberg examines nursing’s future, and how nursing schools like UVA’s are preparing new nurses for the difficult, if exhilarating journey ahead.

Ambassador Spotlight

Although the benefits are well-known, there are not many (if any) in healthcare that have time to participate in a day-long retreat or even a regular 30-60 minute contemplative practice. So, Clinical Ambassador and FEAP Consultant Anna DeLong has been working on producing some short, guided practices to be shared within the UVA Medical Center and our community at-large.

When you have a few minutes, take some time to explore what guided practices she has offered.

Got resilience?
Why teaching clinicians to be mindful and resilient makes for more compassionate, safer, higher quality care -- and how the Compassionate Care Initiative does it. Watch our video to learn more.

FREE Drop-in Sessions

All of our drop-in sessions are free and open to the public. Attend as your schedule allows. No previous experience required!

For cancellation information, due to illness or weather, visit our Facebook page.

Yoga | 5:00-6:00 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Esther Lozano

Mindfulness Meditation | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Sam Green

Meditation | 6:00-7:00 a.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Jonathan Bartels
Meditation | 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Alexander Technique | 1:30-2:00 p.m.
The Studio, Health Sciences Library
Led by Betty Mooney

Pearl of the month

"Even after all this time / The Sun never says to the Earth / <<You owe me.>> / Look what happens with a love like that - / It lights up the Whole Sky.

                                          --- Hafiz