Pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Ashley Henneghan, winner of the Evelyn Barclay Scholarship, intends to become a nurse educator with a tenured position in the school of nursing to help educate more nurses to meet the national nursing shortage. She has witnessed first hand the number of eligible nursing students who are turned away from the University of Texas because of a short supply of instructors. Her bachelor’s nursing program at Pennsylvania State University laid the foundation for her career goals and helped prepare her for the full scope of nursing practice: patient care, leadership, and research. Throughout her studies she has been working as a teaching assistant in nursing. She is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, the Holistic Nurses Association, and the Oncology Nursing Society.
NEF’s only purpose is to provide nursing scholarship assistance to make graduate level nursing education possible. NEF is the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced nursing study with over one hundred years of service to and for professional nursing.
NEF’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from nursing, education, technology, and business communities. Members donate their time and talent to the advancement of the nursing profession. NEF operates with exceptionally low overhead. NEF employs only one individual who serves in several capacities. NEF is a non-profit organization with 501(c) status; thus, your contributions are fully tax-deductible.