The vision for the Frances Payne Bolton
School of Nursing

Throughout its history as an innovator in nursing education, Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing always has been on the forefront of discoveries that have global impact—from new methods of managing symptoms and relieving pain to promoting healthy habits and influencing public policy. Campaign support will enable the school to recruit exceptional students and faculty and pursue research that provides the evidence required to advance clinical practice.

Campaign Goal $30 million

Research Environment
Nursing science establishes the bedrock of all nursing practice and policy. The School of Nursing long has been an innovator in evidence-based research, from designing new programs and approaches that improve care delivery to advancing the emerging areas of genetics, bioethics and cost effectiveness in global health care. Named research centers and research funds are critical to keeping the school on the cutting edge of research.

Student Scholarships
Nursing students recognize the importance of choosing the highest-quality educational experience possible—and the impact that choice has on their careers. The school boasts bright undergraduates who obtain twice the clinical experience as their peers at other schools and dedicated doctoral candidates who become forward-thinking educators and scientists. Nevertheless, financial concerns often limit promising students’ options. Scholarships, stipends and improvements to the school’s physical environment are needed to attract and retain the highest-caliber students.

Nurse Scientist Support
Faculty members at the school are master teachers, scientists and leaders. They fuel the nursing school’s Centers for Excellence, which expose students first-hand to nursing research, global health care systems, evidence-based practice, initiatives in aging care, self-management, end-of-life science and inclusion of persons with disabilities in research. The school also houses one of only 10 World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for nursing in the country. Yet recruiting top nursing faculty continues to be an ongoing national challenge. Recruitment packages that include endowed chairs, startup research funding and infrastructure support are essential to attracting seasoned and emerging faculty to the school.

To learn more about supporting campaign initiatives at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 216.368.4416 or

Melissa Pinto, PhD, RN, nursing instructor (left)
“The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is positioned to affect health care broadly within a transforming health environment. With the continuous support of alumni and friends, our faculty and students will optimize the health of people in Cleveland, across the nation and around the world.”

—Mary E. Kerr, PhD, RN, dean and May L. Wykle Endowed Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing