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.

Hannah Kohler, CEN, RN, BSN, ADN

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Doctorate Program

Joyce Coleman, RN, BSN, MSN

2022 NNA Scholarship Recipient

Laquienta Kirby

2022 Rural & Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Brenda Delgado, FNP, APRN, MSN, BSN

2021 WRAPNN Scholarship Recipient

Rebekah Volker, LPN

2022 Rural and Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Alyssa Anderson

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Pre-Licensure BSN Program

Leilani Ferrer, RN, MBA, BSN

2021 Greg Peistrup Scholarship Recipient

Cheryl Moreno

2021 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Katherine Archer, CNA

2022 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Ron Gonzalezi, MS, MSN, RN

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Doctorate Program

Chelsea Erickson

2021 Chamberlain University Scholarship Recipient

Jessica Lynch, MSN, RN

2021 Rural & Frontier Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Bochenski, CMA

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN Program

Elvis D'Souza, LPN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN to BSN Program

Brian Dankowski, MS, RN, BSN, ADN

2021 NNA District 1 Scholarship Recipient

Brooklyn Butler, CNA

2021 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Carrie Ann Barrier, BS, ADN, BSN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, MSN Program

David Mateos, CNA

2022 Erick Christopherson Scholarship Recipient
2022 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Kira Ballinger

2021 Philippine Nurses Association Scholarship Recipient

Maria Wilcox, RN, OCN

2021 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Shane Palomo, CNA

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN Program

Hope Sands, RN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, RN to BSN Program

Dawn Sheldon

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN Program

Juan Ramirez, LPN

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN to RN Program

Cailin Holt

2021 Saint Mary's Scholarship Recipient

Christina "Chrissy" Scilacci, CNA

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to RN Program

Katie Snow, BS

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, BSN Program

Elizabeth "Beth" Melton, APRN, CNM, IBCLC

2022 Debra & John Scott Scholarship Recipient

Arashdeep Kaur, CNA

2022 Unitek Scholarship Recipient

Andrew Reyes, RN

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, RN to BSN Program

Cheyenne Shoup, CNA

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to RN Program

Rebecca Paulson

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, BSN Program

Megan Herbst

2022 Arthur L. Davis Publishing Scholarship Recipient

Meagan Parsons, RN, BSN

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, MSN Program

Shelby Lee, RN, ASN

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, RN to BSN Program

Destiny Linnell, AEMT

2022 Renown RMC Scholarship Recipient

Marilou Gasper, LPN, CNA

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN to RN Program

Megan Herbst

2022 Unitek Scholarship Recipient

Elizeth Jackson

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Pre-Licensure BSN Program

Chelsea Chambers RN, BSN

2022 NAPNA Scholarship Recipient

Larissa Diaz

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN to RN Program

Erin Pate, MSN, RN

2021 Arthur L. Davis Publishing Scholarship Recipient

Kyle Simon, BS, CNA

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, LPN Program

Christopher Thompson, AEMT

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

Lisa Thayer, RN, BSN, ADN

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, BSN Program

Katrina Mesias, CNA

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, CNA to RN Program

Jessica Bruffy, CNA

2022 Nightingale College Scholarship Recipient

Alyse Stern, RN, ADN

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, RN to BSN Program

Melissa Mancuso, RMA

2022 Optum Scholarship Recipient

Ana Guillen, CMA

2022 Unitek Scholarship Recipient

Thania Rodriguez, CNA

2022 Jessie J. Valentine Scholarship Recipient

Jay Brownson, MSN, RN, PCCN, CNML

2021 Renown RMC Scholarship Recipient

Allen Perez, MSN-Ed, RN, CNE

2022 NNF Scholarship Recipient, Doctorate Program

Meron Teffera

2021 NNF Scholarship Recipient, BSN Program

Allyson Miller, BS

2021 High Sierra Behavioral Health Scholarship Recipient

2022 Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada

  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Nugget Casino Resort
    1100 Nugget Avenue
    Sparks, NV 89431

You are cordially invited to attend the 7th annual Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada Awards Gala honoring Nevada's finest 2022 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 awarded over $189,946 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 $9,033 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.