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College of Nursing

The College of Nursing is one of six colleges within the university's health sciences complex. The college’s mission is to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge as it relates to the nursing care of individuals, families, systems, and communities in health and illness. That mission is fulfilled through teaching, research and scholarship, clinical practice, and service. The College of Nursing offers excellent preparation for leadership in the nursing profession at both undergraduate and graduate levels by providing a strong academic and clinical background for entry into professional nursing, as well as leadership preparation for those who are already registered nurses. The faculty are known for their outstanding teaching and internationally recognized programs of basic and applied research and their leadership in nursing practice. Today, more than 11,000 College of Nursing alumni are improving health and health care through the profession. 

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The Ohio State Fund for the College of Nursing

Fund Number: 303492

Expands financial aid programs,supports faculty research, college development enhances classroom teaching, clinical instruction, and provides amargin of excellence for innovative programming

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The Ohio State University College of Nursing Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 645280

Established March 2, 2001, by the College Alumni Society, alumni and friends. Distribution supports nursing scholarships for undergraduates and graduates who demonstrate merit and/or need.

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College of Nursing Wellness Fund

Fund Number: 313933

Funds will be used to promote wellness activities at the College of Nursing, including, but not limited to the Nurse Athlete program and student wellness.

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Technology Learning Complex Renovation Fund

Fund Number: 311268

Supports a simulation lab for students to practice and review skills used in hypothetical patient care situations

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The Ohio State University College of Nursing Research Fund

Fund Number: 605412

Established November 4, 1977, by alumni, faculty and friends. Income funds research conducted by faculty, graduates, seniors or registered nurses in service or educational settings in central Ohio.

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Centennial Professor of Nursing

Fund Number: 314779

Supports professorship position designed to promote and enhance nursing and transdisciplinary research activities at the college, preferably in a substantive area aligned with a center of research excellence in the College of Nursing.

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College of Nursing Minority Scholarship

Fund Number: 601384

Established February 6, 1987, by Ethelrine Shaw Nickerson, alumni and friends. Income provides scholarships for minorities demonstrating academic ability, need, motivation and concern for minority issues.

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Grayce M. Sills Professorship

Fund Number: 606617

Established September 1, 1993, by alumni, friends and faculty. Distribution provides a professorship or visiting professorship in behavioral health nursing.

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Mildred E. Newton Professorship

Fund Number: 605168

Established July 14, 1966, by the University Nurses' Alumnae Association in honor of Dr. Newton. Income provides scholarships for seniors until income is sufficient to support a named professorship or an endowed chair.

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Carolyn Arnold Williams Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 647672

Established January 30, 2014, with gifts from Dr. Robert E. Williams and Mrs. Carolyn A. Williams; used to provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Nursing. It is donors' desire that the scholarships be awarded with particular attention to, but not limited to, students who were born in the State of Ohio.

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Bertha and Eleanor Searle Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 646439

Established January 30, 2015, with gifts from the Eleanor Searle McCollum Foundation; used to provide scholarship support for RN to BSN nursing students enrolled in the College of Nursing who are from Richland or Huron counties in Ohio, excluding students from the city of Mansfield with first preference given to candidates who graduated from North Central State College who demonstrate high academic achievement.

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Bertha and Eleanor Searle Nursing Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 314850

Provides scholarships for RN to BSN students who are enrolled in the College of Nursing. Preference is given to students who have graduated from North Central State College or are from Richard and Huron counties, excluding Mansfield, OH.

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Building Healthy Academic Communities Fund

Fund Number: 314286

Supports health and wellness activities including the National Building Healthy Academic Communities Summit.

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Class of 1958 Clinical Teaching Endowed Fund

Fund Number: 641282

Established April 4, 2008 with gifts from alumni and friends of the College of Nursing Class of 1958; used at the discretion of the dean to enrich clinical teaching of undergraduate students.

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Class of 1963 Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Fund Number: 641284

Established October 28, 2009 with gifts from members and friends of The Ohio State University Class of 1963; used to provide merit-based scholarships to benefit undergraduate or graduate level student enrolled in the College of Nursing.

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Community Practice Initiatives (Nursing)

Fund Number: 314099

This fund will support nurses practicing in the community, state and beyond including but not limited to nurse practitioner led clinics as well as faculty directed practice.

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Constance Woodward Scholarship Fund in Pediatric Nursing

Fund Number: 647709

Established August 29, 2014, with gifts from Robert Woodward; used to provide scholarships for graduate students enrolled in the College of Nursing focused on a pediatric or neonatal specialty who demonstrate financial need.

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Dora Colver Dean's Excellence Fund

Fund Number: 661222

Established June 6, 2008 with gifts from the estate of Dora Colver; used to support the research, teaching, and service mission of the College of Nursing.

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Dr. Martha S. Pitzer Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund

Fund Number: 482815

Provides a scholarship to a student enrolled in the College of Nursing with preference given to an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need and/or academic merit.

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Edna M. Menke Community Scholar Endowed Fund

Fund Number: 482412

Provides scholarships for students interested in serving vulnerable populations. This fund is currently a pending endowment, the purpose of which is subject to change until the fund is formally approved as an endowment. Prior to such approval, the pending endowment also may be converted to a current use fund.

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*Gifts through October 31, 2015


—Leslie Wexner ’59