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Inova Fairfax Hospital

3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA 22042-3300

Leading-Edge Care, Close to Home

Inova’s flagship location is Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, a 923-bed medical center serving Northern Virginia, the Washington DC metro area and beyond. We consistently receive accolades for our high quality of patient care and safety in both national and regional rankings. Our campus includes Inova Fairfax HospitalInova Heart and Vascular InstituteInova Schar Cancer InstituteInova Neurosciences InstituteInova Children’s Hospital and Inova Women’s Hospital. The campus is also home to Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and offers organ transplant programs for Heart, Lung, Kidney and Pancreas.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is an independent academic medical center and serves as a regional medical school campus. We also provide residency and fellowship training programs for physicians both independently and through multiple graduate medical education partnerships, and we partner with multiple schools of nursing and pharmacy.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus at a Glance

  • Home to Inova Women's Hospital, the only dedicated women’s hospital in Northern Virginia.
  • Home to Inova Children's Hospital, an award-winning 226-bed facility devoted to the care of infants, children and adolescents.
  • The flagship location of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), we have the region's only dedicated cardiac hospital, housing the most advanced technology and facilities focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital offers Northern Virginia’s only level 1 trauma center for treating the most critically injured patients.
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital has a robust organ transplantation program, including heart, lung, kidney, and pancreas transplant services.
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital is consistently recognized for excellence and innovation.
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital is a teaching facility, serving as a regional medical school campus hosting medical student rotations for University of Virginia (UVA) and has affiliations with the medical schools at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Georgetown University, George Washington University and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).
  • Our campus is host to a range of graduate medical education programs including both residency programs and fellowships. In addition to six independent Inova training programs, we also partner with Georgetown, GWU, The National Capital Consortium (military program) and VCU, to provide training in a total of 19 specialty training areas.
  • Site of the UVA School of Medicine Inova Campus and the VCU School of Pharmacy Inova Campus.
  • We partner with eight nursing schools to provide training to students from George Mason, George Washington, Marymount, Shenandoah, Georgetown, Catholic and Stratford universities as well as Northern Virginia Community College.
  • We also have partnerships in place with seven schools of pharmacy including Butler, Howard, Notre Dame, Shenandoah, University of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland and the VCU School of Pharmacy.



Nursing at Inova

At Inova we have a talented, diverse and professional nursing community. Nursing aligns to the greater Inova mission, vision and values, endeavoring to provide world-class healthcare, every time, every touch—to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. We strive for excellence in the care we provide our patients. But we also strive for excellence in our own professional development. Inova is proud to offer employment, educational and career development opportunities specifically for our nurses.

Video: Dawn explains how nursing at Inova has helped her grow in her career


Inova nurses are the most trusted nurses in the nation.

Nursing Residency + Retention

Inova provides a Nurse Residency Program for all new graduate nurses starting their career. This 1-year program, meeting monthly for four hours in a cohort setting, provides for educational and emotional support as new graduate nurses transition from being a student to the role of the professional nurse. The monthly meetings provide a safe environment for the necessary learning and transitions, focusing on time management, communication, dealing with stress, conflict management, as well as working with complex clinical scenarios. The residency also provide additional training in evidence-based nursing practice and provides an opportunity for learners to apply the principles of EBP to unit-based issues and provide solutions to real-time identified problems.

Thank You to All Who Support Inova Nurses 

Inova is committed to attracting and retaining the most talented and skilled nurses, and to ensuring our nurses have robust professional development opportunities. Inova is grateful to our donors for their generous support in funding many of the scholarships and awards highlighted here. Philanthropic gifts allow us to support our nurses as they seek to advance their skills, further their education and provide personal and highly skilled care to all of our patients. To all of our nursing donors we say, “Thank You!”

Inova's Professional Practice Model

1 - Shared Transformational Leadership

(Decision Making, Empowerment, Autonomy, Accountability, Succession Planning, Innovation)

2 - Meaningful Recognition

(ADVANCE Clinical ladder, Education Advancement, Professional Certifications, Award and Honors)

3 - Collaborative Relationships

(Community, Inter and Intradisiplinary Collaboration, Effective Communication)

4 - Professional Vision and Value

(Culture of Safety, Clinical Excellence, Work Life Balance, Appreciation of Diversity)

5 - Care Delivery System

(Patient Focused, Respect of Patient and Family Preferences, Team Approach, Efficient)

6 - Evidence-Based Practice

(Nurse-driven Research, Clinical Inquiry, Translate/Inocorporate Findings into Practice, Evaluate Patient Outcomes)