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.

Jo Ann DelaLlana, LPN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Lowen Patigayon

2017 Arthur L. Davis Publishing Scholarship Recipient

Cammi Whitaker, CNA

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Keiona Malone, RN, BSN

2019 Debra Scott Scholarship Recipient

Shelley Anaenugwu, RN, BSN, ASN

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Antoinette Carlos, SN

2015 NNF Vroman & Wildes Scholarship Recipient

Kristina Spitale Estratis, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Rhone D'Errico, MSN, APRN, BSN

2016 Debra Scott Scholarship Recipient
Rosemary Witt Scholarship by NNA District 3 Recipient

Erika Ceballos, LPN

2016 Southwest Medical On-Demand Scholarship Recipient

Shaheen Ahmad, RN, BSN, ADN

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kristin Karmann, RN

2018 Maude Arnold & Ethel Ann Lewis Scholarship Recipient

LaShannon Young

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Amie Ruckman, MSN, RN, CLNC, Paralegal

2017 Elizabeth and John Fildes Scholarship Fund Recipient

Charloth V. Aquino, RN

2020 Debra and John Scott Scholarship Recipient

Darlene Bujold, RN, BSN, MSHI

2018 Elizabeth & John Fildes Scholarship Recipient

Delene Volkert, MSN, RN

2015 NNA Scholarship Recipient

Cynthia "Cindy" Bonca, BS, AS, AA

2016 Hurst Review Scholarship Recipient

Michael York, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Iris Martinez

2020 Arthur L. Davis Scholarship Recipient

Yolanda Gardner, RN, ASN

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient

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

2016 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Sheryl Giordano, APRN-C

2016 Choe & Praus APN Scholarship Recipient

Jaimee Garcia

2020 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Brown, RN

2018 J.J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Sheri Park, RN

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient, RN to BSN Program

Joan Marie Operario, RN

2019 Phillipine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Valerie Jakubos, RN

2017 Tiffany Urresti Memorial Flight Nurse Scholarship Recipient

Julio Islas, RN

2019 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer McCarthy, RN, BSN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2017 Kat Cylke Scholarship Recipient
2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient
Rosemary Witt Scholarship by NNA District 3 Recipient

Nicole Fernandez, RN, BSN

2020 Optum Scholarship Recipient

Darlene Salvo, MSHI, RN, BSN

2020 Leadership Certificate Scholarship Recipient

Carrie Hintz, DNP, RN, CEN, CNML

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Doctorate Program

Tanya Liscio, MSN, BSN, RN, ADN

2016 Maude Arnold & Ethel Ann Lewis Scholarship Recipient

Angie Davenport, RN, BS

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2019 Optum Scholarship

Jessica Slabaugh

2019 Praus & Choe Scholarship Recipient

Heidi Johnston, MSN, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Masha Zelenin, RN

2020 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Sherry L. Stofko, MSN-Ed,RN, CEN, CPEN, CMSRN

2019 Leadership Certificate Scholarship Recipient

Heather Shawcross

2019 Kurt Patterson Scholarship Grant Recipient

Destane Smith, LPN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Moore, CNA

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Maria Poggio, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Joel Fairfield, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Lia Harris, RN

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient, MSN Program

Amy Woods, RN, BSN

2017 Betty Razor Wound Ostomy Care Scholarship Recipient

Shonda Williams, RN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jessica Roncal

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Mailo Brantner, APRN

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Annette Clark, RN

2017 Rural & Frontier Nurse Scholarship Recipient

Katylynn Hymas, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Christina (Truxal) Scilacci, CNA

2019 Rural Scholarship Recipient

Erik Nunez

2016 Elizabeth Fildes Scholarship Recipient

Allyson Waldron, RN

2016 Rural & Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Nikki Stone

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient, BSN Program

Angel Jackson, MSN, RN

2020 Pat Alfonso Scholarship Recipient

Michael John Fulgencio, RN

2020 Sandy Klepzig Scholarship Recipient

Maria Lauren C. Doyle, BSBA, BSN, RN-BC

2019 AL Davis Publishing Scholarship Recipient

Marcy Matys, LPN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Robin Hollen, RN

2015 NNF Vroman & Wildes Scholarship Recipient

Felicia Nazareno, CNA, BA

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Wendy Merchant, MSN-Ed,CNS,RN

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Taylor Hagar, SN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Brandee Shipman, RN, BS, ASN

2017 Debra Scott Scholarship Recipient
2016 Christine Watson Scholarship Recipient

Mariah Miles

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Vimal Patel

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2018 Betty Razor Scholarship Recipient

Evelin Hernandez Zepeda, RN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Lorin-Pierre Andre

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Casey Pruyt, CNA, AA

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Lewis

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Kapczynski, SN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Kohler, CEN, RN, BSN, ADN

2020 NNA Scholarship Recipient

Sonya Cress-Thornton

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN to RN Program

Taylor Tracy, CNA

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to RN Program

Patricia Strobehn, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, ENP-C

2019 Jamie Sue Coleman Scholarship Recipient

Bret Hess, MSN-Ed, RN, COI

2019 NNA Scholarship Recipient

Richard Young, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Sarah Thompson

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Sherman

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Anna Maria Holder, CCMA, BS

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Linda Cirillo, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kaylie Humphreys, RN

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Brian Dankowski, BSN, RN

2018 Walt and Inez Russell Scholarship Recipient

Doreen Begley, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Tamara Mette, MSN, BSN, RN

2016 NANE Scholarship Recipient

Aleisha Wellman, CNA

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Marcy Matys, LPN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Tania Anderson, RN, LPN, AA

2016 Choe & Praus Scholarship Recipient

Nicole Cabrera-Heiring, BSN, RN, CLC

2020 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Stephannie McGilvrey, RN

2020 Rural and Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Linda Rittenburg, RN, BS

2019 Optum Scholarship

Amber Federizo, RN-BC, MSNEd, APRN, FNP-BC

2017 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Patricia LoGuidice, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Monique Chouquer, RN

2018 Praus & Choe Scholarship Recipient

Kerriann Lahey, LPN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Katie Bruels, MSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Amy Edelman

2015 Arthur L. Davis Scholarship Recipient

Jaime Young, BSN, RN, OCN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Stevens, RN, BA

2016 Jami-Sue Coleman Scholarship Recipient

Cassidy Jost, RN, ASN

2016 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Melissa Washabaugh, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2018 NNA District 1 Scholarship Recipient

Maria Poggio D'Errico MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Sherry Stofko, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kristi Enos, RN, ASN

2017 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Mary Jessica Jauregui, MS, BS

2017 Chris Watson Scholarship Recipient

Jocelyn Allen, LPN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kathy Goldsworthy, RN

2019 Orvis School of Nursing FNP Scholarship

Natalie Edran

2020 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Kathryn Gilman, RN

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

David Alvarez

2016 Katherine "Kat" Cylke Scholarship Recipient

Dawn Taylor
MSN Ed, RN, CNN, COI

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Andrea Tarver, LPN

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Areli Galvan

2016 Emma Marrujo Redmon Scholarship Recipient

Michele Wood, LPN

2016 Southwest Medical On-Demand Scholarship Recipient

2020 Shining Stars of Nursing

The Foundation's 5th annual Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada. Plan to join us for a fun night of dining, dancing, and recognizing Nevada's shining stars, including NNF scholarship recipients and outstanding nurses! Activities will include a silent auction and a drawing for raffle prizes.

An event for student nurses is planned for the morning of October 3, including guest speakers, opportunities to meet with vendors, and a chance to win tickets for the Shining Stars event that evening.

For more information, please refer to the event flier. Links for registration, sponsorships, purchasing ads in the event program, and nominations for various recognitions are available there as well.

BUY RAFFLE TICKETS AT THE EVENT, contact an Advisory Board member, or drop us a note to purchase tickets.

Some Important Facts:

  • The nursing profession has been ranked #1 in ethics and trust for the past 16 of the last 17 years by Gallup.
  • Nurses perform basic duties including treating and educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support.
  • Nurses require on-going education and practice to ensure safe, competent quality care is delivered.
  • With advanced education, nurses increase their knowledge and skills to conduct research, integrate research into practice, and become educators, leaders, policy makers, and change agents.
  • Since commencing, Nevada Nurses Foundation awarded over $116,341 in nursing scholarships to Nevada students enrolled in Certified Nursing Assistant, Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing (RN), RN to BSN, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctorate programs as well as certification programs. The Foundation has also awarded $5,108 in grants for nursing programs, projects, and research.

There are approximately 40,000 nurses in Nevada who may be impacted by your generous donation. We hope that you will partner with Nevada Nurses Foundation to make a genuine difference in the access to quality healthcare in Nevada.