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BSN students Make an impact: Support nurses

You can create a boundless future by investing in the UW School of Nursing. Every gift, of any size, is a commitment to excellence and will have a direct and immediate impact on educating generations of nursing professionals who are central to the future of our world.

There are numerous unique ways your investment can make a difference.

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Fundraising campaign priorities

Simulation center

We will leverage the $4 million in funding from the state legislature to update and triple the size of our current lab space.

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Population health

We will work to ensure health equity for all people, locally and globally, through policy, advocacy, care, education and research.

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Global health nursing

We will capitalize on our faculty and students’ existing experience and expertise to improve healthcare locally and globally.

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We will foster sustainable support for all of our researchers to ensure that we remain a top-tier research institute.

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Student support

We will provide our students with a world-class experience so they may go on to make significant impacts in healthcare throughout their careers.

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Healthy aging

We will build on our outstanding legacy of research, education and advocacy to become the premier center for healthy aging in the country.

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Greatest need: 2015-2016


  • 264 students applied for scholarship support
  • 135 received scholarship support
  • $1,138,800 was awarded in scholarship funds
  • $7,046,200 remains in unmet scholarship needs
  • $500,000: the cost of a fully endowed scholarship for an undergraduate student or graduate fellowship

135 of 264 students received scholarship support


  • About 40% of faculty at retirement age$200,000: the cost to recruit a top-notch junior faculty member
  • 40: Percentage of faculty at retirement age
  • Faculty endowed professorships start at $250,000
  • 11 out of more than 100 tenured, clinical and affiliate faculty currently have endowed professorships


  • In the last few years, NIH has reduced research award funding by 22 percent due to budget cuts and sequestration.
  • Only 6 of 18 proposals for pilot projects submitted by UW nursing researchers were funded by the Office for Nursing Research because of budget constraints.

Impact of philanthropic support