The 2022-2023 NEF Scholars attend 21 different Graduate Nursing Programs across the United States.

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Johnson & Johnson and NEF Partnership

2023 Health Equity Scholarship Established by Johnson & Johnson & Nurses Educational Funds

NEF is announcing an inaugural Health Equity Scholarship established with Johnson & Johnson specifically to provide five (5) $10,000 scholarships, to five exceptional graduate nursing students who achieve and exceed all of the general NEF Scholarship application requirements read more.
New Board Members

Natalia Cineas and Michele Crespo- Fierro

NEF Welcomes Two New Board Members

Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN and Michele Crespo-Fierro, PhD, MPH, RN, AACRN recently joined the NEF Board of Directors. They each bring rich leadership experience and fresh perspectives that will creatively influence the promotion NEF’s Mission.
Board Member News

Annie George, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, CCRN-K

NEF 2022-2023 Scholar Liaison Board Member, Annie George, PhD, Awarded NYC Health + Hospitals’ Nursing Excellence Leader

Annie George, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, NEF Scholar Liaison Member of the NEF Board of Directors was nominated in 2023 by her peers for her commitment to empowering nurses through research and mentorship. Press Ganey recognized Dr. George as the Inaugural ‘Nurse Leader of the Year’. Press Ganey is a leading provider of patient experience measurement and performance analytics for health care organizations

Read more about this prestigious honor.
Allison Adams Wieczorek Scholarship

Allison Adams Wieczorek, BS, BA

Announcing a Second NEF Maternal-Infant and Pediatric Scholarship, The Allison Adams Wieczorek Scholarship

NEF is excited to announce the Allison Adams Wieczorek Scholarship for Maternal-Infant and Pediatric Nursing Care reached the permanent named scholarship status in May 2023. This is the second NEF Scholarship for Maternal – Infant and Pediatric Nursing Care.
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Brittney Sullivan, 2016-2017 NEF Scholar

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Our Mission & Vision Statement

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Mission & Vision Statement Of The Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.


To promote leadership and health equity through scholarship support for professional nurses seeking master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing education, practice, service and research.


To be a national leader in providing scholarships to nurses that benefit nursing, health care and the global community.