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.

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Margaret Curley.


At Ian Curley's request, a new nursing scholarship fund has been established in Margaret's memory. We encourage you to donate at https://NVNursesFoundation.org/MCurley.

David Alvarez

2016 Katherine "Kat" Cylke Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Stevens, RN, BA

2016 Jami-Sue Coleman Scholarship Recipient

Amy Edelman

2015 Arthur L. Davis Scholarship Recipient

Cassidy Jost, RN, ASN

2016 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Darlene Bujold, RN, BSN, MSHI

2018 Elizabeth & John Fildes Scholarship Recipient

Mary Jessica Jauregui, MS, BS

2017 Chris Watson Scholarship Recipient

Sarah Thompson

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Monique Chouquer, RN

2018 Praus & Choe Scholarship Recipient

Linda Cirillo, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Areli Galvan

2016 Emma Marrujo Redmon Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Moore, CNA

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Allyson Waldron, RN

2016 Rural & Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Melissa Washabaugh, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2018 NNA District 1 Scholarship Recipient

Amie Ruckman, MSN, RN, CLNC, Paralegal

2017 Elizabeth and John Fildes Scholarship Fund Recipient

Katie Bruels, MSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kristina Spitale Estratis, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Brandee Shipman, RN, BS, ASN

2017 Debra Scott Scholarship Recipient
2016 Christine Watson Scholarship Recipient

Valerie Jakubos, RN

2017 Tiffany Urresti Memorial Flight Nurse Scholarship Recipient

Michael York, SN

2015 NNF 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

Taylor Hagar, SN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Katylynn Hymas, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Doreen Begley, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Patricia LoGuidice, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Brown, RN

2018 J.J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Lowen Patigayon

2017 Arthur L. Davis Publishing Scholarship Recipient

Sheryl Giordano, APRN-C

2016 Choe & Praus APN 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

Jennifer Lewis

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Heidi Johnston, MSN, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jaime Young, BSN, RN, OCN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Amy Woods, RN, BSN

2017 Betty Razor Wound Ostomy Care Scholarship Recipient

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

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kristin Karmann, RN

2018 Maude Arnold & Ethel Ann Lewis Scholarship Recipient

Annette Clark, RN

2017 Rural & Frontier Nurse Scholarship Recipient

Felicia Nazareno, CNA, BA

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kerriann Lahey, LPN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Erik Nunez

2016 Elizabeth Fildes Scholarship Recipient

Brian Dankowski, BSN, RN

2018 Walt and Inez Russell Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Sherman

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Robin Hollen, RN

2015 NNF Vroman & Wildes Scholarship Recipient

Kristi Enos, RN, ASN

2017 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Michele Wood, LPN

2016 Southwest Medical On-Demand Scholarship Recipient

Tanya Liscio, MSN, BSN, RN, ADN

2016 Maude Arnold & Ethel Ann Lewis Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Kapczynski, SN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

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

2017 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Destane Smith, LPN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Lorin-Pierre Andre

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Joel Fairfield, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

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

2016 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Antoinette Carlos, SN

2015 NNF Vroman & Wildes Scholarship Recipient

Dawn Koonkongsatian
MSN Ed, RN, CNN, COI

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jo Ann DelaLlana, LPN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Sherry Stofko, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Maria Poggio, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Tamara Mette, MSN, BSN, RN

2016 NANE Scholarship Recipient

Shonda Williams, RN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Delene Volkert, MSN, RN

2015 NNA Scholarship Recipient

Tania Anderson, RN, LPN, AA

2016 Choe & Praus Scholarship Recipient

Richard Young, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jocelyn Allen, LPN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Vimal Patel

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2018 Betty Razor Scholarship Recipient

Marcy Matys, LPN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Cynthia "Cindy" Bonca, BS, AS, AA

2016 Hurst Review Scholarship Recipient

Evelin Hernandez Zepeda, RN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

2019 Foundation Grant Applications

The Nevada Nurses Foundation is now accepting applicantions for $3,000 in grants to support projects, programs, and research related to the development of Nevada nurses and the nursing profession. Grants will be accepted until midnight on February 28, 2019.

Refer to the grants application form for more information.

2018 Shining Stars of Nursing

Nevada's Shining Stars of Nursing was held October 6 in the Celebrity Showroom at The Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. Nurses on Boards, Student Nurse Leaders, NNF scholarship and grant recipients and sponsors were recognized and honored. Congratulations to the People's Choice CNO/DON award recipient, Anna Anders, of Carson Tahoe Health, and congratulations to the 2018 Distinguished Nurse Leader with Lifetime achievement award recipient, Margaret Curley. Other recognitions included Nevada nurses who completed advanced degrees and specialty certifications in 2017 and 50 nurses under 50 who have demonstrated leadership in their professional capacities.

We will be posting pictures from the event and lists of all award and recognition recipients shortly.

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 $80,500 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.

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.