NEF scholarship winner, Kelly Conway, received her BSN and her MA from the University of San Francisco. Kelly feels a DNP would provide an improved ability to effect needed change on nursing practice, health care and health policy. Working in homeless programs over the past 8 years has fostered one area of interest – the factors that contribute to a homeless veteran’s success or failure in transitional housing and permanent housing. She has participated in research studies data collection as it relates to the overall homeless programs and is responsible to disseminate that information to the non-profit community providers where she oversees the VA grant funds.