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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 celebrating 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, 2017 and 2018 and started phase 3 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 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 NLN Centers of Excellence Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 and contributed to scholarships in 2018. The class of 2018 proudly continued this legacy and will help future nurse educators in 2019. All 2018 scholarship winners were recognized at the NLN Summit in Chicago this past September. Learn more about our scholarship program here.

Additionally, the NLN Foundation partnered with Home Instead Senior Care to foster and promote geriatric education through a $10,000 scholarship fund for nursing students. At least six scholarship winners are awarded to prepare a competent nursing workforce to deliver the best care to older adults. Follow this link to get more information and apply for these scholarships.

Other Programs

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