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Vickie H. Southall

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
McLeod 4035
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Vickie Southall is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia where she teaches pediatric and community health nursing. She received her BSN from the Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University and her MSN from the University of Virginia. She has worked on pediatric units in Richmond, Petersburg, and Charlottesville, for the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association in Richmond, and at several schools. She also does the payroll, taxes, and monthly accounting for a rural family practice.

Having had her first experience at UVA as a patient on the pediatric unit, she has taught pediatric nursing at UVA since 1985 and serves as UVA's representative to the state School Nurse Institute Partnership (SNIP).In 1997, she was offered the opportunity to combine her community service with her teaching and began also teaching community health in her hometown of nearby rural Louisa County. She has won four Innovative Teaching Awards and numerous community service awards. Her book, Guidelines for Specialized Health Care Procedures, was distributed to every public school in Virginia. She serves on the Boards of Directors of Jefferson Area CHIP (Child Health Improvement Program), Volunteers of Louisa, and the Louisa County Santa Council (which assists 500+ families each year).Her community service activities include mentoring an elementary student each week, Family Assessment Planning Team, Community Emergency Response Team, Virginia School Health Advisory Board, Virginia Cooperative Extension Leadership Council, school volunteer, and founding member of the local Habitat for Humanity. 

NUCO 4210: Patient-Family Centered Care: Public Health Nursing and Population Health
Credits: 4
This course emphasizes the application of public health and population health theories. Students are introduced to a range of public health nursing roles and are able to integrate knowledge from previous clinical courses into this course. Students apply new skills and knowledge in a variety of community based and public health settings.
NUCO 4720: Transition to Practice: Synthesis Practicum
Credits: 3
Synthesis Practicum provides students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills acquired from all previous courses. Students work directly with clinical preceptors in an intensive 168-hour clinical, refining their skills and exploring the professional nurse's role. They assume leadership roles and begin to transition to independent professional practice.
GCNL 5151: Clinical Practice & Decision-Making: Community Health Nursing (Clinical)
Credits: 1
The course emphasizes application of concepts, theories and competencies that are the foundation for population-focused nursing practice in a community setting. Students have opportunities to engage in direct and/or indirect care to culturally diverse individuals, families, aggregates and communities. Clinical section only. Prerequisite: GCNL 5150.
GNUR 6993: Independent Master's Study
Credits: 1–4
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Innovative Teaching Award, "You've Got Email: NCLEX Question of the Day", UVA School of Nursing Alumni Association (2007)

Community Builders Award, Grand Lodge of Masons of the Commonwealth of Virginia (2006)

Innovative Teaching Award, "The Baby Book: A Tool for Teaching and Learning", UVA School of Nursing Alumni Association (2006)

Sunrise Standout Community Service Award, NBC29 of Charlottesville (2006)

Chapter Service Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Kappa Chapter (2005, 2000)

Louisa Schools Service Award, Louisa County Public Schools (2003)

Innovative Teaching Award, "Involving Students in Primary and Secondary Prevention Through Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure Screenings of Factory Workers", UVA School of Nursing Alumni Association (2002)

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, (2004)