Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
Will Honor Margaret L. McClure,
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
with a Zoom Virtual Celebration

Dr. Margaret “Maggie” McClure will be honored by NEF on November 4, 2020 during a Zoom virtual event celebrating her distinguished career and the establishment of the Margaret L. McClure Scholarship Fund. This award is dedicated to nurses in graduate nursing programs, specializing in education, administration, and /or health care policy.

The Zoom details are:

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
12 noon to 1:00 p.m. EST

Join the Zoom meeting by clicking on or cutting and pasting the link below:

Dial +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 825 6707 3750

Also, during October and November 2020, Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. is honoring Margaret L. McClure, a NEF Board member emeritus, in recognition of the World Health Organization’s International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Margaret L. McClure, EdD, RN, FAAN has served Nurses Educational Funds (NEF) as a board member, officer and now emeritus member upon her retirement. She concluded her full-time career at the New York University Medical Center, where, over the course of two decades, she served as the executive director of nursing, administrator for hospital and institutional affairs and as vice president for hospital operations. She also served in the United States Army Nurse Corps Reserve and retired with the rank of colonel.

Dr. McClure has been passionately committed to raising nursing standards throughout her long nursing career. She has continually been a leading voice for establishing baccalaureate nursing education as the minimum requirement for all registered nurses. She was a member of the team that conducted the original research study responsible for the development of the Magnet Recognition Program under the auspices of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. McClure is a past President of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders. In 2007, the American Academy of Nursing awarded its highest honor, naming Dr. McClure a Living Legend.

Throughout her career as a national nursing leader, Dr. McClure has stressed the significance of preparing nurse leaders for academic, research, administration, and health care policy roles. One of the most poignant quotes by Dr. McClure is: “I love being a nurse, every piece of it.”

Nurses Educational Funds appreciates the tremendous contributions Dr. Margaret McClure has made to our organization and to our profession and takes great pride in honoring her.

Please join Nurses Educational Funds, NEF, in celebrating a Living Legend, Dr. Margaret L. McClure.

To donate to the Margaret L. McClure Scholarship:

Click here: and follow the prompts to make a donation. Please indicate in the “message” section that your donation is for the:

Margaret L. McClure Scholarship

A check may be made out to NEF and mailed to:
NEF, 137 Montague Street, Ste. 144, Brooklyn NY 11201

For more information contact:
Jerelyn Weiss, Executive Director,
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Phone: (917) 524-8051


Unprecedented Times

Nursing care and nursing leadership has rarely been so tested as it is now with the COVID-19 Pandemic. The course of all of our lives is being fundamentally altered in these unprecedented times.

We are inspired by the dedicated and dangerous work of all health care professionals on the frontlines. Three of the Board of Directors of Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. are working in leadership capacities in three of the major healthcare institutions in the New York Metropolitan area dealing with the day-to- day challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The virtual office of NEF is open and this year's NEF Scholars biographies and photos are posted under 2020-2021 Scholars. Please view the experiences and academic goals of these exceptional individuals, the 2020-2021 NEF Scholars.

The core of NEF’s mission is to promote nursing leadership by awarding scholarships to support nurses studying in graduate nursing programs throughout the United States and we intend to honor that mission now as we have for the past 108 years.


NEF’s sole mission is to raise money for scholarships in graduate nursing education, advanced clinical practice, research, and administration.

In this Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, we hope you will consider making a gift of any amount to NEF to support future nurse leaders.

A permanent named scholarship may be created through NEF to recognize or perpetuate the memory of a loved one (living or deceased), a nursing leader, a community leader, a special friend, a family member, or significant other.

Please make the support of nurse leaders your priority for 2020. Nurses can transform lives.

Click on the red DONATE icon above and follow the prompts to make a donation online.

A check may be made out to NEF and mailed to:
NEF, 137 Montague Street, Ste. 144, Brooklyn NY 11201

For more information contact Jerelyn Weiss, Executive Director, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (917) 524-8051