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#GivingTuesday Donation instructions for NLN Ambassadors:

What is the deadline?

Tuesday, November 29th. This day is globally called "Giving Tuesday." It is a day when individuals and companies come together to promote giving in their communities. The NLN community will be posting often and interacting on social media on this day using hash tag #nlngivingtuesday. (see attached flyer) I will conduct the drawing on Wednesday, November 30th.

How does your school enter?

1.       First make the contribution: Minimum donation to enter into the contest is $20 per school.

a. Pay Online: You can contribute to the Foundation online with a credit card at:

b. Pay by text message: Text the keyword "NurseEd16" to the short code 41444.

c. Pay by Check: You can send a check to the "NLN Foundation, National League for Nursing, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037"

2.       Write me an email to simply say that your school has contributed! I will confirm the contribution with the Foundation and then enter your school into the contest. When I send out updates to the Ambassadors, I will recognize you and your school.

Can your school enter more than once?

You and your colleagues can give as much as you would like to the Foundation above and beyond $20. However, I will only enter your name once into the contest to ensure everyone has an equal chance to win. The funds are much appreciated by the recipients of the scholarships the NLN Foundation awards each year.

How does the NLN Foundation use its funds?

They award scholarships to encourage experienced and ethnically diverse nurses who are pursuing masters or doctoral degrees to prepare for positions as full-time nurse educators. This year, the Foundation awarded 7 scholarships. Here are a few quotes from this year’s recipients:

Mary Hanks, MSN, RN, CNL, CNE – EdD Candidate, University of Alabama

I had an excellent faculty mentor when I began at UWA who was the embodiment of the principles I learned in my doctoral program. The alarming attrition rates in schools of nursing and the need to foster retention is a focal point in my personal mission to help the students I serve. 

Lisa D. Brodersen, EdD, RN – PhD Candidate, Saint Louis University

By becoming a PhD, I will be in a position to identify promising students and encourage and inspire them to pursue graduate nursing degrees. This will help increase the flow of nursing students into graduate programs and advanced practice roles as nurse educators, nurse practitioners, and nurse scientists.

Carol Stewart, MSN, MA, BSN – PhD Candidate, University of Oklahoma

An advanced practice nurse, board certified in gerontology, I provide patient care in geriatric psychiatry units across rural Oklahoma. The development of patient-centered and culturally-competent nursing care is the motivation that inspires my research with a Native American population.

 Visit the NLN Foundation website.