NEF's Honoree In 2021 Is
Rita Reis Wieczorek,

A Gala Celebration is planned in honor of
Rita Reis Wieczorek.
Please celebrate the Rita Reis Wieczorek Scholarship Fund with us on
Friday, October 1, 2021 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
at the Griffis Faculty Club, (New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center)
521 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

Rita Reis Wieczorek will be Nurses Educational Funds' 2021 Honoree and the Rita Reis Wieczorek Maternal-Infant & Pediatric Nursing Scholarship is the newest named NEF scholarship fund.

The Rita Reis Wieczorek Scholarship Fund for Maternal-Infant and Pediatric Nursing is the very first NEF Scholarship to specifically focus on maternal-infant and pediatric nursing.  Over four decades Dr. Wieczorek has devoted her career to providing the best maternal-infant and pediatric care to her patients as well as teaching the highest standards of care to master's and doctoral nursing students, motivating them to excel in their care for the well-being of mothers, infants and children.

Please click on the links below to see video interviews with Dr. Wieczorek and donate to her scholarship for maternal-infant and pediatric nursing.

LINK to video of Rita Reis Wieczorek
Rita's Career Summary ->
LINK to donate to the Rita Reis Wieczorek Scholarship for Maternal-Infant and Pediatric Nursing

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