Current Funding Priorities
The College of Nursing identifies new priorities each year through thoughtful consideration. To further our mission, the college invites you to help the programs grow in excellence by supporting the following initiatives.
» Dean's Excellence Fund
Annual gifts are used at the dean’s discretion for the college’s most urgent needs in teaching, scholarship, and research. These unrestricted funds enable the dean to act immediately to meet unanticipated needs or opportunities to ensure continuity in faculty and educational excellence. By supporting the Dean’s Excellence Fund, you are helping to prepare the next generation of nurses, and your contribution is the most direct way to make an immediate impact.
Faculty innovation has been identified as the most urgent funding need for 2016, including support for endowed professorships, start-up packages, research and travel support. The need is acute, reflecting a national nursing faculty shortage across the United States. In this extremely competitive market, we must act strategically to attract exceptional faculty and recognize and reward professors who are leaders in the field of nursing.
» Undergraduate Scholarships
Many of our students juggle the demands of work, family, and life, along with their undergraduate studies. Scholarships help ease this burden and enable students to devote their time and energy to pursuing their academic goals. Scholarships can be endowed to honor an individual or organization, thus continuing in perpetuity. Help impact the career of a WSU nursing student and support the Nursing Annual Scholarship/Loan Fund. » Make a gift
» Graduate Fellowships
Graduate fellowships enhance our DNP and PhD programs and make them more attractive to potential students, especially with students enrolled in summer courses. Fellowships make it possible for highly qualified and motivated individuals to receive advanced training and become clinicians providing individual and population health services, along with scientists conducting research in the areas of behavioral health, community & public health, education innovations & outcomes, and patient care quality & safety. Your support will help recruit and retain the best and brightest students at the College of Nursing. » Make a gift
» Butterfield Upstream Fund
The Butterfield Upstream Fund is in honor of Patricia Butterfield’s leadership, service, and research as dean at WSU College of Nursing. Funds will be used to honor those who have significantly improved public and environmental health in Washington. Upstream Champions for Public and Environmental Health awardees will be honored at a celebratory event hosted by the Washington State University College of Nursing. The event will be informal, conversational, and inspirational. Announcements and press releases will showcase awardees’ achievements as well as inform the public about the societal relevance of public and environmental health. We invite you and/or your organization to contribute to the Butterfield Upstream Fund and shine a light on public and environmental health champions throughout our state. To make a gift online please select “Dean’s Excellence Fund for Nursing” and indicate that the gift is “in honor” of Patricia Butterfield.
Other funds are searchable under “Nursing” at www.give.wsu.edu.