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The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, funds are provided to registered nurses and students for scholarships and research grants.
The Foundation was established by members of the Florida Nurses Association in 1983. The first grants were given in 1986 at the Florida Nurses Association Convention. The FNF focus has evolved over time to include contributions to support nursing education and research and to provide assistance to nurses in need.

Mission In support of the mission of the Florida Nurses Association, the Florida Nurses Foundation (FNF) promotes optimal health care for Florida citizens through prudent stewardship of entrusted funds and through creative philanthropy focused on outcomes that support and advance the profession of nursing.

The initiatives of the Foundation are to :

  • Develop financial support for research;
  • Advance knowledge of the nursing profession;
  • Encourage nursing research and career development; and
  • Assist nurses in need.

 


FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

President Patricia Messmer, PhD, RN
Vice-President Jaibun Earp, PhD, RN
Treasurer Germina Rio, DNSC, ARNP, CPH
Secretary Regina Mirabella, ARNP, RN, MSN
Trustee Daleen Penoyer PhD, RN, CCRP, FCCM
Trustee Debi Wagner, PhD, ARNP
Trustee Fran Downs, PhD, MSN, RN
Trustee Janice Hess, DNP, ARNP

 


SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH GRANTS

2015 Scholarship and Grant Cycle Important Dates

January 1, 2015- Scholarship and Grant Application will be available for download on this page.3-

June 1, 2015 Scholarship and Grant Application submission deadline.

August 15, 2015- Scholarship and Grant Winners announced

 

Click here to download Scholarship and Research Grant Applications

 

Scholarships In Progress

District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award Hillsborough County: Generic RN, or graduate program

District 8 Charlotte Anzalone Scholarship Fund Orlando, Seminole, and Osceola counties; graduate or undergraduate; may award statewide if no local applicants

Ruth Jacobs District 46 Scholarship (formerly Districts 13 & 33) Pinellas County; accredited nursing program, priority to RN

District 14 Marcy Klosterman Memorial Scholarship Fund Lake County . 3.0 GPA

District 6 (formerly District 18) Generic Scholarship Fund Volusia County : two named scholarships per year, Lillian Hulla, Friend of Nursing and Olive Seymour. Statewide: four generic scholarships per year

District 20 The Evelyn Baxter Memorial Fund Manatee County; 60% to scholarship for ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD/DNS ARNP students; 40% to research grants in graduate program

District 21 Louise Fiske Memorial Scholarship Fund -Undergraduate or Graduate, Resident of Broward County. Minimum 3.0 GPA

District 24 Erma B. Kraft Scholarship Fund Indian River County : generic student

District 46 Olive Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund Pinellas or Pasco Counties: 2.5 GPA for undergraduates; 3.2 for graduate students

Edna Hicks Fund Scholarship Statewide and open to all levels

Mary York Scholarship Fund Need Criteria not restricted at this time

Nina Brookins Scholarship Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust) Preference given to a student living and/or attending school in South Florida

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust) Preference given to a perioperative nurse returning to school in South Florida

Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust) Preference given to a student focusing on psychiatric nursing attending school in South Florida

Undine Sams and Friends Scholarship Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust) Statewide; open to all levels

Ruth Finamore Scholarship Fund Open to all levels

Connie Dorry Memorial Fund Resident of Dade County and enrolled in the MSN NP Program in an accredited school

Great 100 Nursing Scholarship Nursing student residing in Northeast Florida and enrolled at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate RN program. Open to all active RNs residing in NE Florida

Agnes Naughton RN-BSN Fund - This fund is established to honor Agnes Naughton who was a lifelong FNA member and the mother of FNA Executive Director Paula Massey. She valued education and this scholarship will assist a RN who is continuing his or her education

District 3 Scholarship - Two scholarships annually; Preference to Marion County Residents, BSN generic students only, GPA-3.0 or higher

Ingeborg Mauksch Scholarship – Preference to Lee County Residents

Iona Pettingill Scholarship – Statewide; Open to any nursing student interested in public health

Kay F. Fullwood Northeast Florida Geriatric Nursing Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Nursing student who resides within the Northeast Florida area (Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, & Bradford Counties) and is currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program of study in nursing with a focus on geriatrics; OR 1. Nursing student who resides within the Northeast Florida area (Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, & Bradford Counties) and is currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program of study in nursing with a focus on geriatrics; OR

2. A practicing Geriatric NP currently enrolled in an accredited DNP program of study and who seeks to focus in the care of older adults; OR

3. A practicing Geriatric nurse requesting financial assistance for presentation of geriatric studies/research, or attendance at a nursing conference with a geriatric focus. Must be licensed in the state of Florida.

Research Grants in Progress

Evelyn Frank McKnight Open to all qualified applicants

Frieda Norton- District 5 Charitable Trust Open to all qualified applicants Undine Sams and Friends Research Grant Fund(District 5 Charitable Trust)Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida

Blanche Case Research Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust)Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida

Edna Hicks Research Fund- (District 5 Charitable Trust) Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida

District 20 The Evelyn Baxter Memorial Fund Manatee County; 60% to scholarship for ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD/DNS ARNP students; 40% to research grants in graduate program

Imogene King Research Fund Open to graduate students from all over the state.

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Amber Duren of Hillsborough County, University of Florida, received the District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship

Yadira Gutierrez of Miami-Dade County, Florida International University, received the Undine Sams and Friends Scholarship (District 5 Charitable Trust)

Nancy DeVries of Manatee County, Florida State University, received the Mary York Scholarship

Sandra Rakovic of Pinellas Park, University of South Florida, received the District 46 Olive Ramsey Memorial Scholarship

Tonia Spenardof Manatee County, State College of Florida, received the District 20 Evelyn Baxter Memorial Scholarship

Christian Alfaro of Miami-Dade County, Florida International University, received the Nina Brookins (District 5 Charitable Trust) Scholarship

Carissa Alinat of Pinellas County, University of South Florida, received the Ruth Jacobs District 46 Scholarship

Brittany Stalvey of Duval County, University of North Florida, received the District 6 (formerly District 18) Generic Scholarship

Joanne Laframboise of Alachua County, University of Florida, received the District 6 (formerly District 18) Generic Scholarship

Maiana DeCortada of Miami-Dade County, University of Florida, received the District 6 (formerly District 18) Generic Scholarship

Kathleen Cappo of Highlands County, Florida Atlantic University, received the District 6 (formerly District 18) Generic Scholarship

Yang Liu of Miami-Dade County, Florida International University, received the Edna Hicks Scholarship

Samantha Tronolone of Seminole County, University of Central Florida, received the Ruth Finamore Scholarship Fund

Kathryn Reyes of Duval County, received the Great 100 Scholarship

Pamela Moore of Duval County, University of North Florida, received the Great 100 Scholarship

Beatrice Maldonado of Putnam County, Daytona State College, received the Lillian Hulla, Friend of Nursing District 6 (formerly District 18) Generic Scholarship

Deniz Burleson of Lee County, Edison State College, received the Ingeborg Mauksch Scholarship

Mollie Castle of Orange County, University of Central Florida, received the District 8 Charlotte Anzalone Scholarship

Pamela Johnson of Broward County, Florida Atlantic University, received the District 21 Louise Fiske Memorial Scholarship

Francisco Brenes of Miami-Dade County, Florida International University, received the Charlotte Liddell (District 5 Charitable Trust) Scholarship

Kersaint Edme of Broward County, Nova Southeastern University, received the Eleanor Bindrum (District 5 Charitable Trust) Scholarship

Sarah Luce of Manatee County, Florida State University, received the Olive Seymour District 6 (formerly District 18) Generic Scholarship

Snezana Radnovic of Miami-Dade County, Florida International University, received the Connie Dorry Memorial Fund Scholarship

Angela White of Clay County, University of Florida, received the Iona Pettingill Scholarship

Jacqueline Paszko of Manatee County, University of South Florida, received the Agnes Naughton RN-BSN Fund

Beverly Alexander of Duval County, University of Florida, Detecting Mild Motor Impairment in the First Year of Life: ASQ-3 and AIMS, received the Evelyn Frank McKnight Research Fund

Ilse Wallace of Palm Beach County, Barry University, Critical Factors that Influence Faculty Learning and Implementing Electronic Health Records in Nursing Academia, received the Frieda Norton Research Grant Fund

Roselle Samson-Mojares of Miami-Dade County, Barry University, Critical Factors Triggering the Existence and Fueling the Persistence of Incivility in Nursing received the Undine Sams and Friends Research Grant Fund

 


Friends and Colleagues Tribute

Recognize someone who has made a difference in your life with the FNF Friends and Colleagues Tribute. Make a donation and this person will be recognized in FNA materials such as The Florida Nurse, FNA Members Only, FNA QuickNews and the FNA website. Click here to donate now! Donations to the Friends and Collegues Tribute benefit the Paula Massey Nurses In Need fund, supporting nurses that find themselves in dire financial need.

 

 


 

Lucinda Pins

Your financial support is vital in achieving Foundation initiatives. The Florida Nurses Foundation offers several ways for friends of nursing to build for the future, such as:

Named Fund: $10,000 (Individuals or groups can contribute toward the establishment of a named fund)

Leadership Circle: $1,000 and above

Gold Circle: $500 and above

Silver Circle: $250 and above

Bronze Circle: $100 and above

Patron: $50 - $100; and

Donor: Less than $50. You will receive a Distinctive Foundation pin for all donations over $25.00
CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE NOW!


 

Nurses in Need

The Nurses in Need Fund was established by the nurses of FNA to be able to give small grants to help nurses in immediate need of help. An initial fundraiser was held at a past convention with a donation from the District 5 Charitible trust along with a challenge at the House of Delegates that year. Since then the Foundation has helped several nurses with issues such as rent, or even a license renewal. Nurses must be able to document the need and the grants are usually available in 24-72 hours depending on completion of the application. The Foundation encourages you to donate to this fund to help colleagues in crisis.

  • Undine Sams (District 5 Charitable Trust) - Fund for Nurses in Need
  • Maureen Finney (District 5 Charitable Trust) - Fund for Nurses in Need Fund Katherine Gutwald/Lillian Smith (District 9 Fund)
  • Paula Massey - Fund for Nurses in Need These funds are limited and based on availability and number of requests in a given budget year. Contact the Foundation office for information at (407) 896-3261 or email foundation@floridanurse.org.


Barbara Lumpkin Institute

The Barbara Lumpkin Institute exists to promote public policy education for nurses and friends of nursing. FNA has long been an advocate for nurses and healthcare policy, especially since many of FNA's legislative priorities exist to protect the health of Florida residents. The Barbara Lumpkin Institute supports public policy education through an annual symposium and financial support of nurses getting involved in healthcare policy.

The Barbara Lumpkin Institute has developed a legislative resource toolkit, chockful of tips on activism and lobbying.

Donate to the Barbara Lumpkin Institute.