In Memoriam


Barbara Lynn Jonas


Barbara Lynn Jonas, MSW, FAAN (h), FAANP (h), died on October 23, 2018. A long time activist in the arts, mental health, public policy and a respected psychiatric social worker, Barbara Jonas and her husband Donald Jonas, a leading retail executive,... read more.
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M. Louise Fitzpatrick


M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, who passed away peacefully at her home on September 1, 2017. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s association with Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. is longstanding, dating back to 1970 when she was awarded NEF’s Isabel Hampton Robb S... read more.
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Hattie Bessent


Hattie Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN and Nurses Educational Funds Board Member, died on October 31, 2015. Dr. Bessent's work focused on leadership development with a particular emphasis on the preparation of minority nurses as researchers and faculty m... read more.
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Dr. Diane McGivern


Dr. Diane McGivern, PhD, RN, FAAN. of Staten Island, NY, died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, after a lengthy battle with spinal cancer. She was 75. Dr. McGivern will be remembered for her compassion and tir... read more.
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Dr. Ursula Springer


Dr. Ursula Springer, PhD, FAAN and NEF Board Member Emeritus, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Dr. Springer grew up in Berlin, Germany. In college she majored in the “new philology”, a school within philology and ethnohistory that seeks to desc... read more.
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J. Margaret Ada Mutch


J. Margaret Ada Mutch – an endowed scholarship fund was established to honor Miss Mutch by the Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc. To designate a specific donation for the J. Margaret Ada Mutch Scholoa... read more.
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FEATURED SCHOLAR

Shai Lev

(2021-2022 Winner)

Shai Lev, BSN, RN, PCCN, is the honored recipient of the Lucy C. Perry Memorial Scholarship which will support her final year as a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Kent State University. She... read more.

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