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Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
Support Student Success this Giving Day

We have told the story of nursing student Teylor Cohen throughout the year. It’s one that illustrates the impact of community generosity and scholarship support. 

After four years of study, clinical training as a military medic and hours of education as a student at the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, he now prepares for spring graduation with a bachelor of nursing science degree.

It hasn’t been easy. Concerns about the challenges of a rigorous curriculum, an unrelenting pandemic and mounting financial burden dominated his days. However, Teylor remained resilient and committed to a profession that needs him now more than ever. 

With the community’s support, his plan to graduate, pass the nursing licensing exam and secure a staff position at a local hospital emergency room will soon be reality.  

Teylor is an exemplary UCI nursing graduate: A nurse committed to provide compassionate care to patients, their families and to a community that believed in his abilities from the beginning of his educational journey!  

Because of UCI Giving Day and the generosity of our community, Teylor is one of nearly 100 nursing students who were provided with a Fundamentals Skills Lab Tote at the start of their nursing education. 

“When I received the tote, I was very surprised. It was a very unexpected and generous donation,” the veteran Marine and busy foster father of two recalls. 

Teylor Cohen

The tote contains important items such as intravenous start kits, gloves, equipment to practice sterile dressing changes and Foley catheters. Most useful to Teylor is the sphygmomanometer — otherwise known as a blood pressure cuff — because he could hone his skills with it anywhere.

Teylor becomes visibly grateful as he recalls the day he and his classmates received their totes. “I felt so thankful that there were people out there who cared enough to help further our education and professional careers by providing us with tools we need to succeed.”

A future nurse needs your support! On May 18, UCI Giving Day, help us positively impact the lives of nursing students like Teylor by sponsoring a Fundamental Skills Lab Nursing Tote ($165 value) to an incoming pre-licensure student at the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. A gift of any amount truly makes a difference today as we come together to make a collective impact. Your generosity will allow a nursing student to enter Fundamentals Lab with equipment essential to their success!

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 51
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
$1,000
School of Nursing Kick-off Challenge
Help the School of Nursing unlock a generous gift from their Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor, Adey Nyamathi. When we reach 10 totes ($1,650) in support of future nurses, an additional $1,000 will be donated.
$1,650 / $1,650 Raised
Completed
$1,000
School of Nursing Challenge #2
Help us unlock a gift from generous supporter and longtime friend, Dolores Grunigen. When we reach 17 totes ($2,805) in support of future nurses, an additional $1,000 will be donated to School of Nursing.
$2,805 / $2,805 Raised
Completed
$1,000
School of Nursing Challenge #3
When we reach 24 totes ($3,960) in support of future nurses, an additional $1,000 gift will be donated to School of Nursing from generous supporter, David Lim.
$3,960 / $3,960 Raised
Completed
$1,000
School of Nursing Challenge #4
Help us unlock a gift from generous supporter, Murray Hochman, in honor of Ellie Weinstein. When we reach 31 totes ($5,115) in support of future nurses, an additional $1,000 will be donated to School of Nursing.
$5,115 / $5,115 Raised
Completed
$1,000
School of Nursing Challenge #5
When we reach 38 totes ($6,270) in support of future nurses, an additional $1,000 gift will be donated to School of Nursing from generous supporter and Dean’s Cabinet member, Judy Murphy (DNP, Honorary).
$6,270 / $6,270 Raised
Completed
$1,000
School of Nursing Challenge #6
Help us unlock a gift from their Founding Program Director, Ellen Lewis. This gift is in honor of Karen R. Sechrist PhD, RN, FAAN, Project Investigator, California Strategic Planning Committee for Nursing. When we reach 45 totes ($7,425) in support of future nurses, an additional $1,000 will be donated to School of Nursing.
$7,425 / $7,425 Raised
Completed
$1,000
School of Nursing Challenge #7
When we reach 52 totes ($8,580) in support of future nurses, an additional $1,000 gift will be donated to School of Nursing from their Founding Director, Ellen Olshansky.
$8,580 / $8,580 Raised
Completed
$1,000
School of Nursing Challenge #8
Generous supporter and longtime friend, Dolores Grunigen, has offered a second donation to be unlocked in support of School of Nursing. When we reach 59 totes ($9,735) in support of future nurses, an additional $1,000 will be donated!
$9,735 / $9,735 Raised
Completed
$10,000
School of Nursing 25 Gift Challenge
Help us meet another challenge! Generous supporter, Sharon Leider, has been inspired by the community's support of future nurses. She would like to make an impact of her own toward the School of Nursing Student Emergency Fund. Once we reach 25 donations, $10,000 will be unlocked.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$50,000
School of Nursing 50 Gift Challenge
Help the School of Nursing meet another challenge! An anonymous donor has been inspired by the community's support of future nurses. They would like to make an impact of their own toward a Masters Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) Endowment. This endowment will benefit a nursing student enrolled in the program who is in financial need. Students in the program have a goal to practice in a hospital setting or medical surgical practice. Once we reach 50 donations, $50,000 will be unlocked.
50 / 50 Gifts
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