CONGRATULATIONS! The top entries for the 15th Annual Celebration of Reflective and Creative Writing have been announced:
Airhugging An Angel by Emily Buongiorno (CNL 2018)
and The River in Paradise by Anne McClure (RN-BSN 2017)

Thank you to all the nursing students that shared their experiences and creativity with us, through the written word! Emily and Anne received their awards at the VA Festival of the Book event on March 25, 2017. Read their and other students' submissions, here.

Thank you also to the donors to the Nursing Annual Fund and the Nursing Alumni Association - their generosity allows us to provide a small monetary award and gift to the writers of the top entries!


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 new video to learn more.

Resilient Nurses


Last year, the debut of Humankind’s Resilient Nurses program – heard on more than 100 public radio stations across the U.S. – ignited a national discussion about nursing, stress, and coping. Now, segments 3 and 4 in the series chronicle how nurses around the country are getting better at paying attention, keeping their reservoir of empathy full, and their compassion fully charged. And their stories are uplifting.
The Compassionate Care Initiative is proud to be sponsors of this important series. We hope you’ll listen to the latest installments online or tune in to your local NPR station over the coming weeks.


Ambassador Spotlight

Student Ambassador Corinne Roberts is a first year medical student. She attended UVA as an undergraduate as well, where she studied Neuroscience. In her gap years, she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, worked in an orthopedic clinic, and lived and worked at a yoga ashram. She seeks to incorporate her passions for nature and mindfulness with her ambitions to provide compassionate care through medicine. She tries to be aware of what situations give her energy and what situations consume it, in order to use energy wisely. 

FREE Drop-in Sessions

No previous experience required; open to the public. 
The spring schedule will run through May 5, 2017.

Meditation | 12:15-12:45 p.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Michael Swanberg or Julie Connelly

Yoga | 5:15-6:15 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

Yoga | 12:00-12:50 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Mala Cunningham or Julie Roa
T'ai Chi | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | McLeod 2010
Led by Hiromi Johnson. Co-sponsored by CSC.

Tuning In: Mindful Music | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. | McLeod 2025#
Led by Dallas Ducar and Gene Donovan.
#Meets every other week
(March 23, April 6 & 20, and May 4)

Yoga | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | McLeod 2010

Led by Dorothe Bach

Pearl of the month

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things." 

                                          --- Maya Angelou