Dr. D. W. McMillan BSN Nursing Program

The McMillan Foundation gave a $250,000 gift to provide program support for UWF’s undergraduate nursing education, to be named the Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing Program.


“That the University’s BSN Nursing Program will bear the McMillan name and educate future generations of nurses is a fitting recognition of the family’s dedication to healthcare and the health of this community.”

Dr. Brendan Kelly, former president of the UWF Foundation, Inc. and former vice president for University Advancement.

McMillan Foundation

Dan McMillan UWF Foundation Board member and manager of the D.W. McMillan Trust.

On March 1st 2016 , the University of West Florida Foundation announced a gift commitment by the D.W. McMillan Foundation to the University’s BSN Nursing Program.

The $250,000 gift will provide program support to UWF’s undergraduate nursing education, to be named the Dr. D.W. McMillan BSN Nursing Program.

“The D.W. McMillan Foundation is widely known throughout our region for its commitment to health and human services,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, president of the UWF Foundation, Inc. and vice president for university advancement. “That the University’s BSN Nursing Program will bear the McMillan name and educate future generations of nurses is a fitting recognition of the family’s dedication to healthcare and the health of this community.”

Goals of funding are to provide a high quality experience for BSN students, including enhancement of the classroom environment, enrichment through community and service learning, and recruitment and retention through scholarship support as needed.

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