Nevada Nurses Foundation

Developing Quality Health Care for Nevada Citizens by Promoting The Development of Professional Nursing

Our Mission

The Nevada Nurses Foundation (NNF) is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Nevada Nurses Association (NNA). The mission of the NNF is to increase access to quality health care for Nevada citizens by promoting professional development of nurses through recognition, grants, and scholarships.

There are approximately 40,000 nurses in Nevada who will be impacted by your donation. We hope that you will partner with Nevada Nurses Foundation in increasing access to quality health care.

Rhone D'Errico, MSN, APRN, BSN

2016 Debra Scott Scholarship Recipient

Antoinette Carlos, SN

2015 NNF Vroman & Wildes Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Sherman

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Stevens, RN, BA

2016 Jami-Sue Coleman Scholarship Recipient

Linda Cirillo, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Delene Volkert, MSN, RN

2015 NNA Scholarship Recipient

Tanya Liscio, MSN, BSN, RN, ADN

2016 Maude Arnold & Ethel Ann Lewis Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Kapczynski, SN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Melissa Washabaugh, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Cynthia "Cindy" Bonca, BS, AS, AA

2016 Hurst Review Scholarship Recipient

Michael York, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Tamara Mette, MSN, BSN, RN

2016 NANE Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Moore, CNA

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Amy Edelman

2015 Arthur L. Davis Scholarship Recipient

Robin Hollen, RN

2015 NNF Vroman & Wildes Scholarship Recipient

Heidi Johnston, MSN, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

David Alvarez

2016 Katherine "Kat" Cylke Scholarship Recipient

Patricia LoGuidice, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Areli Galvan

2016 Emma Marrujo Redmon Scholarship Recipient

Allyson Waldron, RN

2016 Rural & Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Sarah Shaw, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, BSN

2016 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Richard Young, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Sheryl Giordano, APRN-C

2016 Choe & Praus APN Scholarship Recipient

Michele Wood, LPN

2016 Southwest Medical On-Demand Scholarship Recipient

Kristina Spitale Estratis, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kerriann Lahey, LPN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Katie Bruels, MSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Doreen Begley, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Tania Anderson, RN, LPN, AA

2016 Choe & Praus Scholarship Recipient

Erik Nunez

2016 Elizabeth Fildes Scholarship Recipient

Maria Poggio, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Brandee Shipman, RN, BS, ASN

2016 Christine Watson Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer McCarthy, RN, BSN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient
Rosemary Witt Scholarship by NNA District 3 Recipient

Erika Ceballos, LPN

2016 Southwest Medical On-Demand Scholarship Recipient

Big Hat High Tea

Our Big Hat High Tea was held at the Nevada Governor's Mansion on October 1, 2016. Click here to see photos taken at the event by Kelly Farley, NNF Advisory Board member and professional photographer. Options are available to download full-resolution copies of those photographs.

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada is a non-profit medical clinic in Las Vegas. Through the work of volunteer doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals we are able to provide free medical care to low-income, uninsured Nevada residents. Nurses who volunteer just 4 hours/month make an incredible difference in the lives of our patients who are in need of medical care most.
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Some Important Facts:

  • The nursing profession has been ranked #1 in ethics and trust for the past 13 of the last 14 years by Gallup.
  • Nurses require advanced education and practice in order to ensure the delivery of safe and competent care.
  • There is and continues to be a nursing shortage. Between 2004 and 2014, RNs are projected to create the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations – 703,000.
  • Nurses perform basic duties that include treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients' family members.
  • In 2015, Nevada Nurses Foundation awarded $12,000 in nursing scholarships to Nevada students enrolled in Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and RN to BSN programs.