Denver School of Nursing Student Turney Receives $11,000 Scholarship

Elmira K. Beyer Scholarship Based on Educational, Professional Goals, Academic Achievement

Denver School of Nursing (DSN) student Aria Turney has been awarded the $11,000 Elmira K. Beyer scholarship through the University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County (WA), said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president (

Turney, who is in her final year at Denver School of Nursing pursuing her Bachelor of Science in nursing, currently serves as president of DSN’s Student Nurse Association (SNA). Also, she is one of the authors of a published paper on physiological aging and plans to become a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology.

 “Aria has demonstrated repeatedly her professional zeal, which has resulted in her receiving a second scholarship from her hometown area for women pursuing careers in medicine and healthcare, the Lisa T. Painter Scholarship” Bankirer noted.

Turney received the Lisa T. Painter Scholarship in 2015 and 2014; the scholarship is awarded to residents of Port Townsend, WA, from where Turney originates.

Prior to enrolling at Denver School of Nursing, Turney received her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and health promotion from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.

“I grew up in Port Townsend, WA, where the locals believe ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and this close-knit community has provided me tremendous support,” Turney said. “I plant to carry on their traditions.  I always have been passionate about helping and elevating others and I’m excited to spend the rest of my professional life doing so.”

About Denver School of Nursing (DSN)

Denver School of Nursing, 1401 19th St., Denver, is a private, post-secondary college that provides educational programs and training for nursing professionals. The college specializes in offering rigorous curriculum and clinical site-based academic programs toward associate and bachelor degrees in nursing. DSN is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), ( (800-621-7440). Its associate and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000). The college is granted full approval for its associate and bachelors nursing programs by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. For more information, call 303-292-0015 or visit