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!
NEF CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
The application period for graduate nursing scholarships is open until February 1, 2014.
All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply!
NEF Scholarships are for Master's and Doctoral degree study in Nursing.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the NEF application process, click on this link:
or contact the NEF Office at 212-590-2443 Monday through Thursday for assistance.
NEF Scholarship in Honor of Mathy Mezey Established for the Study of Geriatric Nursing
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) proudly announces that the John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc. has endowed a NEF Scholarship Fund in honor of Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN, a noted International geriatric expert. This scholarship will be used to fund nurses engaged in graduate geriatric nursing programs.
The John A. Hartford Foundation is a private philanthropy working to improve the health of older Americans. Based in New York City and founded in 1929 by the family owners of the A&P grocery chain, the Foundation pursues opportunities to put expertise in geriatrics to work in all health care settings. Norman Volk, Chairman of the Foundation, has been an ardent supporter of nurses in the care of older adults. Mr. Volk took a prominent role in facilitating this program of scholarship support for nurses’ engaged in geriatric education at the graduate level in Dr. Mezey’s honor...
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NEF's Board Secretary Chosen As Chief Nursing Officer
Rosanne Raso, RN,MS,NEA-BC, has been named Chief Nursing Officer/Associate Executive Director, Patient Care Services at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH).
Rosanne will be responsible for creating and communicating the vision and direction for nursing at LHH. In addition, she will provide strategic leadership and support a progressive professional practice environment that promotes excellence in patient care and nursing practice, with an emphasis on accelerating LHH's commitment to patient and family centered care, innovation, quality, and staff engagement.
Rosanne has more than 35 years of nursing experience, with many of those years in leadership roles. She most recently served as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice-President of patient care services at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and while there, successfully implemented clinical informatics systems, numerous quality and safety initiatives with improved patient outcomes, individual and unit-based...
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