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.

Delene Volkert, MSN, RN

2015 NNA Scholarship Recipient

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

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Rhone D'Errico, MSN, APRN, BSN

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

Vimal Patel

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2018 Betty Razor Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Brown, RN

2018 J.J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Cassidy Jost, RN, ASN

2016 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

Linda Rittenburg, RN, BS

2019 Optum Scholarship

Mailo Brantner, APRN

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Amie Ruckman, MSN, RN, CLNC, Paralegal

2017 Elizabeth and John Fildes Scholarship Fund Recipient

Tania Anderson, RN, LPN, AA

2016 Choe & Praus Scholarship Recipient

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

2017 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Amy Edelman

2015 Arthur L. Davis Scholarship Recipient

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

2016 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Antoinette Carlos, SN

2015 NNF Vroman & Wildes Scholarship Recipient

Areli Galvan

2016 Emma Marrujo Redmon Scholarship Recipient

Valerie Jakubos, RN

2017 Tiffany Urresti Memorial Flight Nurse Scholarship Recipient

Cynthia "Cindy" Bonca, BS, AS, AA

2016 Hurst Review Scholarship Recipient

Brandee Shipman, RN, BS, ASN

2017 Debra Scott Scholarship Recipient
2016 Christine Watson Scholarship Recipient

Melissa Washabaugh, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2018 NNA District 1 Scholarship Recipient

Kristi Enos, RN, ASN

2017 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Kerriann Lahey, LPN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Dawn Taylor
MSN Ed, RN, CNN, COI

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Richard Young, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jocelyn Allen, LPN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Robin Hollen, RN

2015 NNF Vroman & Wildes Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Sherman

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Marcy Matys, LPN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jaime Young, BSN, RN, OCN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Evelin Hernandez Zepeda, RN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Sheryl Giordano, APRN-C

2016 Choe & Praus APN Scholarship Recipient

Christina (Truxal) Scilacci, CNA

2019 Rural Scholarship Recipient

Destane Smith, LPN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Erik Nunez

2016 Elizabeth Fildes Scholarship Recipient

Michele Wood, LPN

2016 Southwest Medical On-Demand Scholarship Recipient

Sarah Thompson

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Lorin-Pierre Andre

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Mariah Miles

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Brian Dankowski, BSN, RN

2018 Walt and Inez Russell Scholarship Recipient

Jo Ann DelaLlana, LPN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Taylor Hagar, SN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Sherry Stofko, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Angie Davenport, RN, BS

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient
2019 Optum Scholarship

Cammi Whitaker, CNA

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Tamara Mette, MSN, BSN, RN

2016 NANE Scholarship Recipient

Jessica Slabaugh

2019 Praus & Choe Scholarship Recipient

Allyson Waldron, RN

2016 Rural & Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Katylynn Hymas, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Tanya Liscio, MSN, BSN, RN, ADN

2016 Maude Arnold & Ethel Ann Lewis Scholarship Recipient

Shaheen Ahmad, RN, BSN, ADN

2019 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Maria Poggio, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Amy Woods, RN, BSN

2017 Betty Razor Wound Ostomy Care Scholarship Recipient

Marcy Matys, LPN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Lewis

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kathy Goldsworthy, RN

2019 Orvis School of Nursing FNP Scholarship

Rachel Moore, CNA

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Shonda Williams, RN

2017 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Joel Fairfield, RN

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Michael York, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Annette Clark, RN

2017 Rural & Frontier Nurse Scholarship Recipient

Monique Chouquer, RN

2018 Praus & Choe Scholarship Recipient

Patricia LoGuidice, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Felicia Nazareno, CNA, BA

2018 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Linda Cirillo, SN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Kristina Spitale Estratis, BSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Lowen Patigayon

2017 Arthur L. Davis Publishing Scholarship Recipient

Erika Ceballos, LPN

2016 Southwest Medical On-Demand Scholarship Recipient

Katie Bruels, MSN, RN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Mary Jessica Jauregui, MS, BS

2017 Chris Watson Scholarship Recipient

Kristin Karmann, RN

2018 Maude Arnold & Ethel Ann Lewis Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Kapczynski, SN

2016 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Heidi Johnston, MSN, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

David Alvarez

2016 Katherine "Kat" Cylke Scholarship Recipient

Darlene Bujold, RN, BSN, MSHI

2018 Elizabeth & John Fildes Scholarship Recipient

Doreen Begley, RN

2015 NNF Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Stevens, RN, BA

2016 Jami-Sue Coleman Scholarship Recipient

2019 Shining Stars of Nursing

Save the date! Nevada's Shining Stars of Nursing will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Blind Center of Nevada in Las Vegas. This event honors and celebrates Nurses on Boards, student nurse leaders, nurses who were awarded advanced degrees or certifications, People's Choice CNO/DON, 50 under 50, Distinguished Nurse Leader with Lifetime Achievement, and other stellar nurses and organizations throughout Nevada! For more information, see the SSONN event flier or contact Stars@NVNursesFoundation.org.

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 $91,500 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. The Foundation has also awarded $3,908 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.