Orvis School of Nursing
One of the greatest accomplishments at Orvis this last year was the development of new academic program for students to receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) through an accelerated second degree BSN program. The faculty worked very hard to develop the curriculum and get it approved by the university in less than a year. I am very proud to announce that we have admitted our first class of the ASBSN to start in January 2020. This inaugural class will graduate in December of 2020. This program will help us address the critical nurse shortage in northern Nevada.
Because this program is very intense, you can imagine that these ASBSN students cannot balance work and full-time study. In a two-year program that’s condensed into one, some of these students, who have families, will try to maintain their work schedules but will quickly realize the academic demands are too great. In that spirit, the second part of my goal in adding this academic program to Orvis is to financially support these unique students through a new endowed scholarship.
Please join us by making a year-end gift for these students who discover that they are called to be nurses, or to the Orvis School of Nursing Annual Fund, which supports our school’s area of greatest need. Areas such as research, Graduate Student support, and faculty recruitment. Dean Thomas is personally matching dollar for dollar all gifts in support of an endowed scholarship for the ASBSN program, up to $10,000 by the end of this calendar year. We hope you’ll join the Orvis School of Nursing as we continue to educate and develop future nursing leaders in norther Nevada and beyond.