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Dean Linda Sarna Doctoral Fellowship in Nursing

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Project ended on July 01, at 12:00 AM PDT
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Dean Linda Sarna Doctoral Fellowship in Nursing

Dean Sarna’s career at UCLA spans 50+ years as a nursing student, faculty member, chair and member of the Academic Senate, and ultimately dean of the School of Nursing. She led the efforts to implement UCLA's tobacco-free policy, and at UCLA and beyond Sarna is recognized for her international scholarship promoting the role of nursing in tobacco control and for her research on the symptoms and quality of life of people with lung cancer. Dean Sarna’s career truly demonstrates that PhD nurses are at the center of patient care, healthcare research, advocacy, education, and leadership.

Since its founding in 1949, the UCLA School of Nursing has revolutionized nursing education, improved the quality of care, and influenced healthcare policy. The PhD program in the School of Nursing develops innovative scientists prepared to be leaders in nurse-led research, academia, practice and health systems improvement.

The Dean Linda Sarna Doctoral Fellowship in Nursing was established in 2015 by a group of alumni to honor Dean Sarna’s efforts and advocacy for the PhD doctoral degree designation in nursing. As she prepares to retire on June 30, 2021, please join us in celebrating Dean Sarna’s dedicated service to the UCLA School of Nursing and the nursing profession by making a gift in her honor which will help us permanently endow this fellowship in her name in order to provide at least one PhD in nursing student with a full fellowship annually for years to come.

The nursing profession is changing rapidly. Your gift to this fund will help secure Dean Sarna’s legacy by helping the School of Nursing provide much-needed financial assistance to attract and retain top PhD nursing students who are working to improve the health of diverse populations, eliminate health inequalities, and enhance quality of life the world over.

Since its inception in 2015, there have been 5 recipients of the Sarna Doctoral Fellowship. Listed chronologically since the first distribution date of 2017: Arneta Finney-Beverly PhD '18, Eun Joo An PhD '19, Tracy Ono MSN '08, Jolene Smeltzer PhD '21, and this year's recipient is Anna Dermenchyan '04, MS '17.


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Bruin 8 Clap

Thank you for your support!

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Social Media Shout-Outs

Thank you for making a gift of $20.21 in honor of this year's graduating class of nursing doctoral students. To show our appreciation, check out our Facebook and Instagram towards the end of the campaign to find your name on a group shoutout!

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UCLA SON Face Covering

To show our appreciation we will be sending a UCLA School of Nursing face covering to those that give at a $100 level or more. Thank you for your gift! (tax deductible gift of $98)

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UCLA SON Flashlight

To show our appreciation, we will be sending commemorative UCLA School of Nursing Year of the Nurse flashlights to those that make a gift of $500 or more! Thank you for "illuminating" the way for our future doctoral nurses to succeed! (tax deductible gift of $498)

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Sarna Retirement Invitation

Thank you for donating $1,949 in honor of the School's Founding in the year 1949. To express our appreciation for your generous donation, you will receive an exclusive invitation to a special retirement celebration for Dean Sarna.

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Personalized Thank You Video

Your donation of $5,000 will make a huge impact on nursing doctoral students. To express our appreciation, you will receive a personalized thank you from some of our past student recipients.

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Meet and Greet with Dean Sarna

Your donation of $8,000 (in honor of our 8,000+ UCLA School of Nursing alumni) will have a tremendous impact for our doctoral nursing students at the highest level. To express our appreciation, we would like to invite you to a special virtual meet and greet with Dean Sarna to thank you personally.

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