Giving to Nursing Overview

Four nurses posing for a photo

The critical need for urban and rural nurses has been intensified in recent years. Our communities and health care organizations are looking for new generations of nurses, new generations who can lead coordinated care that is grounded in contemporary practices. Play a part in preparing these nurse leaders, transforming research, and ensuring forward-thinking faculty.

A Call to Action by June 30

In the past year, lifelong lessons have been shared in and outside the classrooms. Many parents are managing dual roles of “homeroom” teachers and go-to moms and dads. We learned that hugs and handshakes can’t be taken for granted and time spent with grandkids and family is even more precious than we thought. A brighter spotlight fell on the nation’s health disparities and numbers told stories of loss, recovery and miraculous discovery. And there at the center of it all are nurses.

Ways Donations can be Applied

Donations can be customized for student support, research, or faculty positions. For instance, the Nursing Diversity Scholarship ensures the nursing community respects the cultural richness of families and communities across America and around the world. Read about areas of need.

Impact Stories

At the University of Minnesota and across the nation, students with the greatest financial need are experiencing lower rates of college admissions, retention and graduation than their higher-income peers. Read stories about students who have benefited from scholarships.

Ways to Give

Cash and credit cards are a quick and easy way to give. Other ways include matching or corporate gifts, stocks, securities, planned gifts, and real estate or other property. Choose a donation that best fits your needs. learn more about ways to give.

Nursing Points of Pride


Awarded in scholarships in the 2020-2021 academic year


Value of chair and professorship endowment fund


$20k Bentson scholarships granted 20-21' school year.


Empowering Health: The Campaign for the School of Nursing