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Support Excellence in Nursing Education

We need you. The NLN Foundation counts on the support of NLN members, partners and friends to raise funds to promote excellence in nursing education. If you have ever been grateful for the care, commitment, and dedication of a nurse, please make a gift to the Foundation for Nursing Education. After almost 125 years, we have big plans to continue improving the health of the nation by elevating nurse educators.

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PROGRAMS

NLN Archives Project 

In 2013, the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, with generous support from the Independence Foundation, helped us conduct a survey of NLN records, data, publications, and other significant documents. Then, in February of 2016, we formally initiated a four-year process of identifying and preserving NLN archives. Since then, the Independence Foundation stepped in with a generous gift in the form of a matching grant to fund the development and implementation of a full archival repository of NLN holdings, including video digitizing and the digitization of paper records.

We will be given $25,000 annually for this work but only if we match these dollars with contributions from others. Thanks to our supporters, we successfully met our matching goal in 2016 and started phase 1 of our project. We continue to raise funds to preserve our past as a resource for scholars investigating the history of nursing, nursing education, and nursing accreditation in the United States.  Please visit our archives page and start learning more about almost 125 of nursing education. 

 

Faculty Scholarships 

Each year, the NLN Foundation offers scholarships to support the NLN’s mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community. These scholarships are for nurses pursuing their master’s or doctoral degrees to advance their careers as nurse educators. 

As the only nursing organization providing scholarships for nurse educators, we are thankful for all gifts that contribute to our scholarship program. For example, a 2017 NLN Centers of Excellence Scholarship Fund was established this year and will contribute to scholarships in 2018. The 2017 award winners were announced this summer and recognized during the NLN Educational Summit in San Diego, California. The application period for 2018 will be open on February 19, 2017. Learn more about our scholarship program here.

Other Programs

The NLN Foundation proudly supports other programs of the NLN such as the Scholarly Writing Retreat and Research Grants