COURSE EVALUATIONS

My primary responsibility as a faculty member is to the students I teach – and by extension, to the patients and families those students will ultimately care for. Students are and will always be the primary reason for my existence as a professor – and for my School's existence as an institution of higher learning. Toward this end, I share my course evaluations publicly so that students and colleagues alike can see the quality of my teaching. Click on the name of a course to open the corresponding course evaluation:

"Kim is one of the most selfless, kind, accepting professors I have had the pleasure of learning from at UVA. She is ALWAYS actively listening to each persons thoughts and challenges us to see the other perspectives and varying points of view in the room. She is approachable, non judgmental, and has such a gentle spirit that is breath of fresh air in such a stressful program. I am going to miss her class but feel confident in sharing my voice, and my ability to compromise and hear other voices in my future career as a nurse. Thank you!" - Student in GNUR 6056, Spring 2020

"Dr. Acquaviva has absolutely changed the way I think about the world. I now strive to find similarities between myself and others, rather than dwell on our differences. I also better understand that a me vs. them mindset is not only challenging but completely unproductive." - Student in NUCO 4056, Spring 2020

I have tried to be a non-judgmental and patient person but professor Kim has set an example unlike any other of what kindness and non judgement looks like. I am so thankful to learn from her and even though I know I differ in politic views, her attitude to go about having difficult conversations is one to take as an example for Congress and the entire world. I have never met someone so willing to quietly listen to opposing political views from ones own and be so respectful and polite to any view. Even hough I do not have the same views, I wish more people were like Professor Kim and this world would be a more understanding and kind place. Thank you for being my professor!" - Student in NUCO 4056, Spring 2020

University of Virginia

2020 - Spring          GNUR 6056: Health Policy: Local to Global

2020 - Spring          NUCO 4056: Introduction to Health Policy

2020 - Spring          NURS 4951: Distinguished Majors Seminar II

2019 - Fall               GNUR 6056: Health Policy: Local to Global

2019 - Fall               NURS 4950: Distinguished Majors Seminar I

George Washington University

 

2018 - Spring          NURS 6207 DE: Evidence-Based Practice

2018 - Spring          NURS 6207 DE6: Evidence-Based Practice

2018 - Summer       NURS 6205: Health Policy, Quality, and Political Processes

 

2017 - Spring          NURS 6207: Evidence-Based Practice 

2017 - Fall               NURS 6207: Evidence-Based Practice

 

2016 - Fall               NURS 6207 DE2: Evidence-Based Practice

2016 - Fall               NURS 6207 DE8: Evidence-Based Practice

 

2015 - Spring          NURS 6207: Evidence-Based Practice

2015 - Summer       NURS 8407: Grant Writing

2015 - Fall               NURS 6207: Evidence-Based Practice

 

2014 - Spring          NURS 6202: Population Health

2014 - Summer       NURS 8407: Grant Writing

 

2013 - Spring          NURS 6202: Population Health

2013 - Summer       NURS 8407: Grant Writing

2013 - Fall               NURS 6270: Intro to Research

 

2012 - Spring          NURS 6202 - DE5: Population Health

2012 - Spring          NURS 6202 - DE: Population Health

2012 - Summer       NURS 8407: Grant Writing

2012 - Fall               NURS 6270: Intro to Research

 

2011 - Spring          NURS 6202: Population Health

2011 - Summer       NURS 8407: Grant Writing

2011 - Fall               NURS 6270: Intro to Research

 

2010 - Spring          NURS 8498: Research Project Proposal

2010 - Summer       NURS 8407: Grant Writing

2010 - Fall               NURS 6270: Intro to Research

 

2009 - Spring          ELC 203: The Business of Dying

2009 - Summer       NURS 8407: Grant Writing

2009 - Fall               NURS 8403: Translating Research Into Practice

 

2008 - Fall               NURS 8403: Translating Research Into Practice

 

2007 - Spring          ELC 203: The Business of Dying

2007 - Fall               HSCI 270: Intro to Research 

 

2006 - Spring          ELC 203: The Business of Dying

2006 - Fall               HSCI 270: Intro to Research (no eval on file)

        

 

"This instructor made the MOST inclusive academic environment that I have been a part of. She made every student feel as though their input, views, positions were all important even if they did not align with hers and made sure everyone could learn even if it was differing from our own. She has empowered me to know that there are so many ways in which I can be involved and influence policy

and the world around us. We decided to be nurses to help but we learned much more about ways we could help from that position of a nurse and with our own positions as our own person." - Student in NUCO 4056, Spring 2020

"Kim has empowered me to start the conversations I used to shy away from. She has shown me that it is not only important to discuss issues like policy, power, race, justice but to bring them to the forefront of other people's minds. I am grateful to her and to this course for giving me the confidence to enter these tough conversations."  - Student in NUCO 4056, Spring 2020

"This course is more than just a class on health policy. Professor Acquaviva encourages her students to consider what it looks like to be a responsible nurse and citizen of the world who engages with people, political issues, and everyday life respectfully and honestly, while teaching us (her students) health policy." - Student in NUCO 4056, Spring 2020

"I have never felt more empowered by a professor. Kim is such a great role model and is someone who leads by example. She is always challenging us to enter difficult discussions, to challenge policies that may hurt individuals, and to strive to change the way things are done. She has given me the confidence and the power of knowledge to seek out change in my community. Kim is respectful, supportive, and a phenomenal professor. UVA is lucky to have her and I am lucky to have been taught by her."  - Student in NUCO 4056, Spring 2020

"Kim is the best professor I've ever had at the School of Nursing, and she cares so much about her students. Her actions prove that, and she treats everyone equally and equitably. This course is designed to make you questions your own sense of self and how that is correlated with American politics and consequential health disparities and implicit (sometimes explicit) discrimination. Not all courses are designed with this kind of humility, so I think we should all learn from that."  - Student in NUCO 4056, Spring 2020

"I felt that the shift to remote learning in this course was the most rewarding and I got the most out of it, as compared to the shift in other classes. Discussion boards were engaging and I really did feel like the prodding to post and read others' posts jump–started me into getting engaged, moreso than in other courses. Discussion boards were meaningful, and we covered a lot of new ground with person–to–person posts and deep dives into research. Early–semester policy projects were great ways to get out into the community or work in groups to apply our knowledge. I really liked course discussions as well, and am bummed, as I'm sure others are, that we didn't get the chance to end the semester in person." - Student in NUCO 6056, Spring 2020

"I am so grateful for Kim's honesty and humor throughout the entire year, but especially once we transitioned online. She is so encouraging and upbuilding, and makes a task that feels impossible something that is actually achievable. It is so evident how much Kim cares about her students and wants to them not only do well academically, but to also do well as people–genuinely taking care of ourselves while doing hard work. I loved getting to learn from and work with Kim over the past year!" - Student in NURS 4951, Spring 2020

"Dr. Acquaviva is one of the best professors I've ever had in the graduate program. She respects students and her compassion for teaching is absolutely outstanding. She has her ways in igniting discussions, motivating and bringing out the best in each and every student. It was an incredible experience to have her as a Professor!" - Student in NURS 6202, Spring 2013

"This professor was FANTASTIC. She was fair and ENTHUSIASTIC. I never really liked research before I took this class." - Student in NURS 6207, Fall 2016

"Nursing needs more positivity and she brings it each and every week! Some of her comments were the only nice things I heard about my nursing progression all week, and often all I had heard in over a month+. I wish more faculty brought her positivity and would really strive to create a love of learning like she does!" - Student in NURS 6207, Fall 2017

"Great class and great teacher! Professor Acquaviva graded assignments in a timely manner and enhanced our learning by giving constructive feedback in a positive and encouraging way. She's definitely very knowledgeable about the subject and you can tell she truly cares about her students and their success." - Student in NURS 6207, Spring 2018

"Kim is a very special individual-she connects well with her students, freely shares her expert knowledge of research, offers helpful input, & and raises the level of intellectual discussions...She is supportive but doesn't spoon feed her students- she has a unique ability to inspire each student to reach their highest potential.- Student in NURS 8407, Summer 2010

"I cannot say enough about Dr. Acquaviva and her talent as a professor. Dr. Acquaviva is an open-minded instructor who genuinely welcomes feedback and is open to change. It has been evident throughout the semester that she is dedicated to us as students and in the learning process, and has treated us with a great deal of respect as adult learners. I have learned a great deal in her course and I cannot say enough about her openness, honesty, and quality as a professor. One of the best classes I have had here at GWU." - Student in NURS 6270, Fall 2012

"The excitement that Kim expressed when she communicated in either writing or verbally. She made me want to get in there and learn the concepts if they seemed difficult." Student in NURS 8403, Fall 2008

"I have been extremely pleased with the level of expertise and support that Dr. A[c]quaviva has shown throughout the entire course to the entire class. The mid-term exam was especially helpful because the exam not only tested knowledge gained, it also is a major teaching instrument as well. I think anytime a test can measure what's learned and also continue the learning process, that's a highly effective approach to teaching." - Student in HSCI 270, Fall 2007

"The instructor is too excellent. GWU is lucky to have such a talented and passionate, and really smart (brainy) instructor. The instructor is a perfect 10/10 in all aspects. PERFECT." - Student in NURS 8407, Summer 2011

"Dr. A. has been my favorite instructor in the GWU DNP program....Dr. A. is just great! GWU should clone her!" - Student in NURS 8498, Spring 2010

"Kim Acquaviva was one of the BEST professors that I have ever had in college. She was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was a fabulous teacher who was very informative and taught the subject of research very well. She was very accessible and always willing to help! When I was struggling, she even called me on the phone to help me work through the difficulties, rather than via email. It is clear that she has a great deal of knowledge in the field of research, and it shines when she is teaching!!! I wish that all professors were this interactive and helpful!" - Student in NURS 6270, Fall 2010

"The most positive aspect of the course is the instructor- Dr. Acquaviva possesses incredible knowledge and experience of grantwriting and she has an incredible ability to motivate students. She provides helpful feedback and direction and her enthusiasm for the subject and for teaching students is exceptional. She is an amazing instructor/ mentor! - Student in NURS 8407, Summer 2010

"One of the best classes I have had. Professor is an asset to the university. Would love to sit and have a cup of coffee with her and discuss some of the relevant subject matter." - Student in ELC 203, Spring 2007

"Dr. A[c]quaviva is one of the most knowledgeable, organized, enthusiastic, kind, and ego-preserving professors with which I have studied. Her feedback was always constructive and any corrective actions she made were done with the utmost respect and in the spirit of helping us be successful. Many thanks for a wonderful class!" - Student in NURS 8407, Summer 2009

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