Ways to Give

Every gift to the School of Nursing – modest or large – makes a significant impact in the lives of our future nurse leaders. You may give to one of the opportunities listed below, make an unrestricted gift that can be used to meet the immediate needs of the school, or consider creating a scholarship or other giving option of your own choosing. Have a specific area or program you’d like to support or learn more about, contact Associate Director of Development, Megan Black at megan.black@unlv.edu or 702-895-3527.


Megan Black

Associate Director of Development
Phone: 702-895-3527
Email: megan.black@unlv.edu

Dean’s Associates

Dean’s Associates comprise the inner-circle of supporters for nursing at UNLV, and are key investors in the students, faculty and programs that make the School of Nursing successful. These individuals and corporations contribute at least $1,000 annually and permit the Dean to allocate the funds where the need is greatest.

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School of Nursing Scholarships

Scholarships help the school attract and retain the best and brightest future nursing professionals. Merit- and need-based scholarships are provided to deserving students to help offset the cost of their education. Annual scholarships can be established with a minimum gift of $5,000 and named endowed scholarships can be established with a minimum gift of $30,000.

Community Engagement Fund

The Community Engagement fund provides a mechanism for students to engage with the local community, be a part of the solution and develop as better nurses. Our students would have the opportunity to provide health care in underserved and socio-economically depressed areas. It also supports our Nurse Camp for high school students to be introduced to the profession through hands-on simulation and engaging curriculum. This fund enables the school to support projects that help to improve the health of individuals in Nevada.

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Faculty Innovation Fund

Our faculty continually brainstorm about how they can impact our students’ experiences, bolster scholarship efforts, and make a difference for patients in our communities. This fund inspires innovative ideas and provides resources to move them to action while positively impacting student experiences and community partnerships. This fosters growth of faculty research and more.

Student Services Fund

The Student Services Fund provides financial support for a nursing student when he or she needs it most. The fund is available to students with the greatest absolute needs and can be used to buy food, books, supplies, or cover bills. The director of student services reviews all applications for assistance and recommends recipients to the dean.

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Faculty and Staff Giving

As a dedicated member of the UNLV School of Nursing community, your hard work makes a difference in the lives of our students, alumni and friends every day. And now, you can have an even greater impact on the School of Nursing and the communities we serve by making a gift of any size to the school. You can designate your gift to any area that means the most to you or an area that you know needs the most support. By all of us doing a little, we can have tremendous impact on future nurse leaders.

Naming Opportunities

Every so often, a donor recognizes the full potential of an organization and, acting out of incredible generosity, makes a gift that catapults that organization to the next level. A major gift to the School of Nursing is an act of generosity and high regard for the well-being of others. It’s an opportunity for a donor to transform our school and, in turn, profoundly influence the lives of hundreds of students and members of our community in need.

Your support can be directed to create named scholarships, endowed professorships, new programs or improve our facilities.

Some examples include:

  • $5,000 Named Scholarship
  • $30,000 Named Endowed Scholarship
  • $500,000 Named Endowed Fellowship

A named gift not only enhances the school’s ability to serve our students, faculty, and the wider community, but also provides a named legacy of your generosity for the future.

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