UAB School of Nursing Top Five Philanthropic Priorities

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Expand the School of Nursing Building: $17 million
  • Build expansion and reconfigured existing SON building to create newbuildingforweb state-of-the-art space for effective and flexible learning, work, and research spaces.
  • Provide needed space for faculty and student growth, both of which are projected to increase by at least 25 percent over the next five years.
  • Create The Leadership Institute for undergraduate and graduate nursing education and executive/ professional learning; The Nursing Competencies Lab complete with state-of-the-art technologies and simulation rooms; and interactive, hi-tech teaching space.
  • Build interactive collaborating space for research to attract teams of the most promising nursing research faculty, and to attract highly talented, diverse doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows to UAB.

Establish Two Endowed Professorships: $1 million
  • Increase endowment funding to competitively recruit two additional faculty scholars (i.e., mid-career and junior-level investigators) with research that will build on the work and scholarship of existing funded faculty and strategically aligns with the university.
  • Build extramural funding capacity across the three-tiered missions of the School of Nursing; teaching, clinical, and research.
  • Target areas that align with AMC 21 in chronic conditions: oncology, palliative care, aging, cardiovascular, neurological, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics/neonatal, and health disparities.

26278881532 e9f1c5d857 zGraduate, undergraduate scholarships: $5 million
  • Competitively attract diverse, high quality graduate nursing students(especially doctoral).
  • Support five full-time PhD students each year.
  • Increase merit and need-based graduate scholarships for Peace Corps Fellows, Accelerated Master’s students and doctoral students.

Research & education program support: $7 million
  • Enhance graduate and undergraduate nursing programs at UAB to overcome the projected faculty and primary care shortage in Alabama and the Southern Region.Students April2015 280
  • Create a Telehealth program (integrated across the three missions) with advanced technologies and ample resources to meet the needs of providers across Alabama, especially in rural areas.
  • Provide needed technologies, equipment, computerized mannequins and supplies for nursing skills simulations, education and research activities.
  • Direct endowed and outright funding toward program support funds, research awards, and doctoral stipends; attract diverse, high quality graduate nursing students (especially doctoral); Support five full-time PhD students each year.

The Florence Nightingale Letters Project: $500,000
  • To build programming that reinforces the fundamental health principles that Florence Nightingale pioneered and demonstrate how those principles can be used to address the most critical health issues facing our Students April2015 107communities today.
  • Implement community-based research and scholarly activity that inspires and motivates current nursing students and faculty to solve health-related issues facing Alabama’s most vulnerable population groups.
  • Increase public and family awareness of preventive measures to improve the health and well-being of our city and state’s most underserved areas and communities.