Every Gift Makes a Difference
Gifts to the College of Nursing at Michigan State University, are
important to sustaining our vision of excellence in research, teaching
and practice. Private support helps the College achieve levels of
excellence unattainable through state funding alone and, gifts from
alumni and friends transform our possibilities and make a huge
Here is what your dollars can support:
Achieving excellence and distinction requires the capacity to quickly
seize opportunities when they occur. Unrestricted support provides the
greatest flexibility for the College because they can be applied to our
most pressing needs without limits. They allow for investment in
emerging, promising initiatives associated with our core strategic
imperatives – education, research, practice and diversity.
Financial aid is a critical component in recruiting a diverse and
talented student body. It is also essential to creating a community
where every student is prepared to achieve success and find meaning in
an increasingly complex global world.
Our commitment to meet the demonstrated financial needs of all qualified
students admitted to the College has required greater resources in
recent years. Increased income from endowed and expendable scholarships
enables the College to offer our students every opportunity they need to
succeed – including financial aid to help cover the costs of their
In 2013, the College of Nursing was nationally ranked 12th among nursing
schools that received funding from the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), up from a ranking of 20th in 2012 . We have received distinct recognition for our research in the
management of chronic disease, from prevention to palliative care.
Our Nursing Research Center strives to ensure that the excellence in
nursing research is translated into practice and education. To further
the advancement of nursing research and the exploration of new
scientific frontiers, continued investment in the scientific work of our
research faculty is essential.
Faculty Development and Enrichment
The College is committed to being nationally recognized for our
excellence in interdisciplinary fundamental nursing education, and
translational research and scholarship by supporting the on-going
professional experiences of our faculty.
Funds for faculty development and recruitment strengthen and broaden
faculty capacity for teaching, scholarship, and service. They provide
seed money to encourage new and innovative ideas designed to improve the
quality of nursing education and research; support faculty and
curriculum development; and, integrate experiential learning with
diversity and global perspectives.
Nursing Leadership Initiatives
The challenges facing health care require innovative solutions and
leaders who are pioneering to create change. The College strives to
promote the acquisition of leadership knowledge and skills through
education of highly qualified nurses, scholars, and educators.
Funds for nursing leadership initiatives would enable the College to
increase knowledge, skills and research expertise of our students and
faculty through collaboration with a variety of resource offerings –
lectures, institutes, conferences, workshops and seminars.
The College is committed to improving the health of the nation, which
requires translation of knowledge to patient care. To that end, nursing
faculty have the opportunity to maintain a clinical practice as part of
their role in the College. A distinguishing characteristic of our
Faculty Practice is the belief that teaching, research, practice, and
service must be closely integrated to achieve excellence.
Our Faculty Practice is backed by the research of Michigan State
University, the highly regarded education programs of the College of
Nursing and the expertise of the Michigan State University HealthTeam.
Faculty are actively exploring additional opportunities for practice to
meet the healthcare needs of the community while enhancing the education
of our students.
To inquire about making a financial investment in Michigan State
University College of Nursing, contact Eric L. Sturdy, Jr., Director of Development and Alumni Relations at 517-423-5033 (or toll-free at 888-771-3637) or send
an e-mail to Eric.Sturdy@hc.msu.edu. You may also make a gift by visiting givingto.msu.edu/gift/ and selecting Nursing.