SAVE THE DATE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
Join The Nurses Educational Funds Inc. Celebration of Three New Endowed Graduate Nursing Scholarships:
Columbia University - Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc./ J. Margaret Ada Mutch Scholarship
Cynthia Davis Sculco Scholarship for Nursing Education
The Hartford Foundation Mathy Mezey Gerontological Nursing Scholarship
PLACE: Griffis Faculty Club, 521 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10021
DATE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
TIME: 6 to 8 pm
Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Education
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who are in need of nursing scholarship assistance for graduate study. NEF is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of prominent leaders in nursing, business, and other professions. Nurses comprise the majority of board members.
NEF has been in existence for over 100 years! It was in 1912 that the first two Isabel Hampton Robb scholarships were awarded to two nurses, Cecelia Evans and Lisle French. From then on NEF has continued to support nursing professionals motivated to seek graduate degrees. With the support of those who value the critical need for:
- nursing educators
- advanced nurse clinicians
- nurse researchers
NEF, the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced study in nursing will continue with this work for the next 100 years!
Doctoral Nursing Student Is The First Recipient Of The NEF Board Member, Cynthia Davis Sculco, Scholarship
Nancy Wise, a doctoral student at Villanova University in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, is the first graduate nursing student to be awarded the Cynthia Davis Sculco Scholarship.
Nancy's primary area of interest is the number of pregnant adolescents who present risk factors (e.g. preterm and low birth weight babies) related to poor nutrition. During her time as an OB/anesthesia nurse educator she conducted two studies in adolescent pregnancy that resulted in her dissertation: "Nutrition Knowledge, Healthy Eating Behaviors and Personal Self-Efficacy in Pregnant Adolescents".