Your donation to the School of Nursing is put into action.

The William and Joanne Conway Nursing Scholars Program — designed to expose high-achieving undergraduate students to careers in nursing and to encourage them to fill nursing jobs in the Washington, D.C., area after graduation — is a path to success for young people who want to become baccalaureate-prepared nurses. The nursing school provides Conway Scholars with opportunities for clinical placements and summer internships, primarily in the Washington, D.C., area. The Conway scholarships cover tuition, fees, room and board, and books. The grant also funds a position for a faculty mentor who works with the scholars throughout their studies. In addition, the grant supports a review course to prepare students in the program for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses that they take following graduation. In May 2017, the first cohort of Conway Scholars graduated with 100% job placement. Additionally, partial Conway scholarships may be awarded in certain cases. 

A $375,000 grant from Trustee Emeritus Tony Tersigni and the Tersigni Family Foundation helped fund the renovation and state-of-the-art equipment for an expanded simulation center in the school. The simulation center, named in the family’s honor, will be dedicated during Cardinal Weekend at the end of October.  

These are just a couple of examples of the impact made by our donors. To learn more about how you can donate, visit the University’s giving website.