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.

Gabrielle SuSong-Bennett, RN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, MSN Program
2022 Optum Scholarship Recipient

Laquienta Kirby

2022 Rural & Frontier Scholarship Recipient

David Mateos, CNA

2022 Erick Christopherson Scholarship Recipient
2022 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Bochenski, CMA

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN Program

Theresa Lemus, MBA, BSN, RN, LADC

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Doctorate Program

Yolanda Gardner, RN

2023 Rural & Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Ma Shirley Holcomb, CNA

2023 Unitek College Scholarship Recipient

Cheyenne Shoup, CNA

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to RN Program

Elvis D'Souza, LPN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN to BSN Program

Janice Enriquez, APRN, CNM

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Doctorate Program

April Rose Abero, LPN

2023 Debra & Dr. John Scott Scholarship Recipient

Dara Delgado-Lawrence, RN

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, RN to BSN Program

Hope Sands, RN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, RN to BSN Program

Rebekah Volker, LPN

2022 Rural and Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Katherine "Kate" Schmuck, CNA

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to RN Program

Jill Rankin, DNP, RN, CNS

2023 NNA Scholarship Recipient

Kim Thompson, RN

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, MSN Program

Ana Guillen, CMA

2022 Unitek Scholarship Recipient

Brittany Perez, RN, BSN, ADN, CPEN

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Masters Program

Alyssa Anderson

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Pre-Licensure BSN Program

Kylie Torres

2022 Rural and Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Carrie Ann Barrier, BS, ADN, BSN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, MSN Program

Tylar Conley, LPN

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN to RN Program

Megan Herbst

2022 Unitek Scholarship Recipient

Jessica Bruffy, CNA

2022 Nightingale College Scholarship Recipient

Chiara Mari Azucena BSN, RN, MSN

2023 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Destiny Linnell, AEMT

2022 Renown RMC Scholarship Recipient

Allen Perez, MSN-Ed, RN, CNE

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Doctorate Program

Melissa Ann Bongcaron, CNA

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to RN Program

Lauren Rametta, RN

2023 NNA District 1 Scholarship Recipient

Kaela Phenix,CNA

2023 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Arashdeep Kaur, CNA

2022 Unitek Scholarship Recipient

Marilou Gasper, LPN, CNA

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN to RN Program

Stacy Swenson, LPN

2022 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Jacqueline Martinez

2023 Unitek Scholarship Recipient

Amber Damitz, MA

2022 Optum Scholarship Recipient

Megan Herbst

2022 Arthur L. Davis Publishing Scholarship Recipient

Christopher Thompson, AEMT

2022 Erick Christopherson Scholarship Recipient
2022 Orvis School of Nursing Scholarship Recipient

Shane Palomo, CNA

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN Program

Andrei Del Rosario

2023 Greg Peistrup Scholarship Recipient

Cherokee Hermo, CNA

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to LPN Program

Elizabeth "Beth" Melton, APRN, CNM, IBCLC

2022 Debra & John Scott Scholarship Recipient

Joyce Coleman, RN, BSN, MSN

2022 NNA Scholarship Recipient

Tyler Hamblet

2023 Erick Christopherson Scholarship Recipient

Hanna Neider

2023 Christine Van Winkle Scholarship Recipient

Jessica Rayl-Lee

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Pre-Licensure BSN

Chelsea Chambers RN, BSN

2022 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Brittney Rosiles

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Pre-Licensure BSN

Melissa Mancuso, RMA

2022 Optum Scholarship Recipient

Thania Rodriguez, CNA

2022 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Ashley Webb

2023 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Ta'Nesha Finley

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA Program

Elizeth Jackson

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Pre-Licensure BSN Program

Natalie Wurdemann

2023 From I Nurse II Another Scholarship Recipient

Nancy Brandt, CNA

2023 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to RN Program

Katherine Archer, CNA

2022 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Andrew Reyes, RN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, RN to BSN Program

2024 Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada

  • Saturday, October 12, 2024
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Nugget Hotel Casino
    1100 Nugget Avenue
    Reno, NV 89431

You are cordially invited to attend the 9th annual Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada Awards Gala honoring Nevada's finest 2024 nurses, student nurses, and nursing partners and sponsors.

For more information about the event, register for tickets, support the event by purchasing ads and sponsorships, and to nominate nurses for a wide variety of awards and recognitions, click here!

Some Important Facts:

  • The nursing profession has been ranked #1 in ethics and trust for 20 of the last 21 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 has awarded over $233,446 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 $15,303 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.