Orvis School of Nursing 2021

Orvis School of Nursing 2021

Our community and Nevada depend on the quality of health care that our nurses provide as we address the health issues affecting our population. Orvis nursing students are stepping up to meet Nevada’s demand for nurses, but many depend on the support of our alumni and friends to help them overcome the financial challenges inherent in obtaining a fast-paced, rigorous degree like the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN.

These students come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds each with their own unique personal history, but nearly all of them must make significant sacrifices to participate in this immersive program, including leaving jobs, draining financial resources, and often forgoing time with families and children. 

Please make a gift to share your thanks and show your support for Orvis students as they prepare to become competent and compassionate leaders in nursing. Orvis Dean Debera Thomas will be generously 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 have also received two other matching gifts from generous donors. Your gift could have triple or even quadruple the impact this year.

Due to the critical need for more nurses, we are increasing enrollment from 24 to 32 students for the 2022 cohort. The first Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN cohort had a 100% graduation rate and NCLEX pass rate, and many have expressed how important and inspiring scholarship support has been for them. 

Our second cohort of the Accelerate Program is working toward graduation, preparing to serve the healthcare needs of our community and region. We all depend on the quality of care our nurses can provide. Can our future nurses depend on you to show your support for the work they do by making an annual gift to Orvis today?

For more information about supporting the Orvis School of Nursing, please contact Jillian Szewczak at jszewczak@unr.edu or (775) 682-7178.

You can make your gift in a variety of ways:

Online on this page

By Phone: Call (775) 784-1587

By Mail: University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Mail Stop 0162, 1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89557-0162

Please make checks payable to University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and indicate which area you would like to support.

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