Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Honored Margaret L. McClure, EdD, RN, FAAN on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 with a Zoom Virtual Celebration

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Dr. Margaret “Maggie” McClure was 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.

Below are the links to the Zoom event actual program:

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: Phone: (917) 524-8051



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