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Rita Reis Wieczorek and Family

2022 NEF Gala Reception Honoring Rita Reis Wieczorek, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN

Nurses Educational Funds honored Rita Reis Wieczorek, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Griffis Faculty Club in New Yor City with a Gala reception.

Sponsored by thirty-four (34) academic nursing programs, nursing departments, medical centers, NEF Directors and Directors’ Emeritus, nursing organizations, nurses, and health care companies. read more
Four New Scholarships

NEF Scholars

NEF Gains Four New Scholarships in 2021 and 2022

NEF Vice President Cynthia Sculco has facilitated the establishment of the following four new NEF Scholarships. All three scholarships donated by the Mary Insall Foundation.

The Charles Hamlin Scholarship Fund established by Dr. Charles Hamlin
New Scholarship

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Announcing A New NEF Scholarship for Long Term Nursing Care

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. is proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship in Dr. Terry Fulmer’s name. This annual scholarship recognizes Dr. Fulmer’s enormous contributions to nursing and the health care community.

At Terry’s request, the scholarship is dedicated to nurses in graduate nursing programs whose program of study focuses on nursing homes and long-term care. read more.

Brittney Sullivan, 2016-2017 NEF Scholar

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Our Mission, Vision And Values

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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 a national leader in providing graduate funds for nurse leaders in education, practice, service and research.


Excellence, Scholarship, Diversity, Stewardship

New Board Member

Philip J. Ryan, CPA

New Board Member

Phil Ryan brings nearly forty years of experience in healthcare financial management to Nurse’s Education Funds, Inc. In March 2021, he retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Guthrie Clinic (Sayre, PA). Prior to his tenure at Guthrie, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Crozer Keystone Health System (Springfield, PA). read more

The 2022 NEF Gala Sponsors Include

  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • NYU Langone Health
  • New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • The Robert and Rita Wieczorek Charitable Fund
  • University of Connecticut School of Nursing
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
  • Ann Vanderberg, MA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
  • Boston College William F. Connelly School of Nursing
  • Cynthia Davis Sculco, EdD, RN, NEF Vice President
  • Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN
  • Joan Marren, MEd, MA, RN, NEF President
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • New York Presbyterian Department of Nursing
  • Nicolette Fiore-Lopez, PhD, RN, CNEP
  • PDV Health Consulting
  • Pace University College of Health Professions
  • Susan Bowar-Ferres, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  • The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing
  • Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
  • Elizabeth Dorsey Smith-Seed, EdD, CPNP, FAAN
  • Harriet Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Nancy Roecklein, MS, ANP-BC
  • Philip J. Ryan, CPA