Purchasing "Cards for Causes" is a win, win action. When you order cards for any occasion through "Cards for Causes" and you acknowledge Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. as the recipient charitable organization, your contribution provides you with beautiful specialty cards and contributes to graduate nursing education scholarships!
Mission, Vision And Values Of The Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
To promote leadership through scholarship support for professional nurses seeking masters and doctoral degrees in nursing education, practice, service and research.
To be the national leader in providing graduate funds for nurse leaders in education, practice, service and research.
Excellence, Scholarship, Diversity, Stewardship
Support a Graduate Nurse's Education With a Donation To Nurses Educational Funds, Inc
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc, encourages all those who have ever been grateful for the care, commitment, and dedication of a nurse, to donate today to the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. an organization solely devoted to raising money to support graduate nursing education.
read more >
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Honors Madeline A. Naegle
read more >
NEF Scholarship Application Screening and Review
February 1, 2019 at midnight the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) Scholarship Application process closed. This year NEF received 701 applications, the most ever in the 107-year history of NEF.
All submitted applications for the 2019-2020 NEF Scholarships will be screened for review in February 2019. Only those applicants who completed all of the application requirements will be considered finalists for an NEF Scholarship.
The NEF Scholarship review process begins in March by the nurse members of the NEF Board of Directors. The recipients of this years’ NEF Scholarships will be presented to the NEF Board of Directors for their approval at the May 1, 2019 board meeting. Once approved by the board the scholarship recipients will be notified by email after the first week in May.
The next NEF Scholarship Application process will open October 1, 2019 and closes February 1, 2020.
2018 NEF Gala
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Honors Donald and the late, Barbara Jonas
The Recipients of the 2018-2019 NEF Graduate Nursing Scholarships
More than 75 guests gathered to celebrate Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., its honorees and scholarship recipients on November 7, 2018, at the Griffis Faculty Club in New York City. The setting as always was lovely and the harpist, Sarah Loveland Gill, was wonderful! Our thanks once again go to Rosanne Raso and her excellent Executive Assistant, Uvanda Reynolds, who facilitated all of the arrangements at the Griffis Faculty Club. Our appreciation also goes to Judith Ochola and Suzette Joseph, undergraduate nursing students at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, who for the third year assisted NEF in welcoming guests at the registration desk.
The evening began with drinks and hors d’oeuvres while attendees enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues. All Gala participants were enthusiastic in their support for a cause about which we are all passionate - graduate nursing education.
The formal program began with Board President, Joan Marren welcoming guests and thanking sponsors for their support of NEF’s mission. Representatives present from sponsoring organizations were introduced, as were the four members of the staff of the Jonas Philanthropies present, Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RN, Executive Director; Grants and Programs Manager, Althea Hicks; Manager of Development and Partnerships, Mary Fiore and Executive Assistant, Maggie Gelwix. Special guests, Norman and Alicia Volk, 2017 NEF Honorees were also acknowledged. Read More ...
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!
November 7, 2018
- Duke University School of Nursing
- Nancy and Morris W. Offit - In Memory of Barbara Jonas
- NYU Langone Health
- Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
- Maimonides Medical Center
- Margaret L. McClure, EdD, RN, FAAN
- New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
- NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
- University of South Carolina College of Nursing
- Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
- Susan Bowar-Ferres, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
- College of Health Professions and the
Lienhard School of Nursing Pace University
- Conroy Charitable Foundation
- Kathleen Dirschel, PhD, RN
- Joan M. Marren, MEd, MA, RN
- Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN
- NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
- Thomas P. Sculco and Cynthia D. Sculco
- The University of Rhode Island
College of Nursing
- University of Connecticut School of Nursing
- Village Care Max
- Wilhemina Manzano, RN, SVP, CNE/CQO,
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Board Members in the News
Rosanne Raso, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, was selected as a member of the 2018 class of the American Academy of Nursing Fellows.
Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellowsRead More...
Thelma Schorr, BSN, RN, FAAN
This year the American Journal of Nursing under the leadership of the AJN Editor in Chief, Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy has renamed the American Journal of Nursing Scholarship annually distributed by Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. as the AJN/Thelma Schorr Scholarship in honor of Thelma Schorr, longtime board member of NEF.Read More...
Villanova University Announces the Naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced the naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, honoring the college’s visionary dean who passed away in September, 2017. Villanova’s College of Nursing developed into a premier nursing program during Dr. Fitzpatrick’s tenure and was recognized repeatedly by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Read More...
Karen A. Ballard, RN, MS, FAAN
The ANA-NY Inaugural Award recognizes a member who has made a sustained contribution to ANA-NY’s mission and to the profession of nursing in New York State in the area(s) of nursing practice, education, and/or research.
This year ANA-NY is honored to recognize the recipient of the Inaugural ANA-NY Hall of Fame Award: “Karen A. Ballard, RN, MS, FAAN”. Read More...
Carl A. Kirton, DNP, MBA, RN, ANP.
Dr. Kirton has more than 30 years experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner with a particular emphasis on the care of patients with HIV and AIDS. He is currently the Chief Nursing Officer at University Hospital, the primary teaching facility for Rutgers Health Read More...
The focus of Dr. Mezey’s interest and scholarship has been on nursing ethics and care of older adults, focusing on assuring that nurses have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide quality care to this potentially vulnerable population. She directed 2 major national initiatives focused on care of older adults, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Teaching Nursing Home Program (1981-1987) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU College of Nursing (Founding Director 1996-2009).Read More...
Currently Edwidge is the medical director at the Mount Sinai Hospital’s Performing Provider System (PPS) for Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. Dr. Thomas has been a key advisor to universities and major metropolitan hospitals, on preparing the nursing workforce for future health care delivery challenges and integrating Advanced Practice Nurses within acute and ambulatory care settings to expand the community based healthcare footprint.Read More...