Student Testimonial

Below is an excerpt of a letter sent from Doctor of Nursing Practice student Terri Glessner to a donor whose contributions to the School of Nursing and those of so many others support Glessner and students like her.

Terri Glessner
Terri Glessner

As a current student of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, I would like to thank you for your continuing support of our school and your last gift of $1000. Your annual support provides students like me with scholarship monies and the educational tools needed for today’s learning environment. Your gift will keep our school at the forefront of nursing education. 

Here is my story…

I have been pursuing my passion for nursing since 1984. Having earned my master’s in nursing, I am now completing my doctorate in nursing practice with clinical and program work centered around enhancing the safety of our patients while they are in our care. I am currently the nurse manager of the cardiothoracic intensive care unit, CT step-down unit and the perfusion team at Rochester General Hospital, and was an original community member of the task force that led to the development of the School of Nursing DNP program.

Your support has been paramount in helping me transition into one of today’s nursing leaders. The nursing scholarship fund has helped me achieve both personal and professional goals and assisted in my development as a nursing leader and patient safety advocate.

Your support is vital to the future success of the school and students like me. Thank you for your continuing support!


Terri Glessner


Contact Information:

Office of Development
300 East River Road
Box 278996
Rochester, New York 14627
Phone: 585-273-5945
or 800-333-4428
Fax: 585-461-5351
Email: sonalumni


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