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Florida Nurses Foundation

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.

MissionIn 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.
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Foundation Trustees

Daleen Penoyer, PhD, RN, CCRP, FCCM
President 

Frances Downs, PhD, MSN, RN
Vice President

Patricia Messmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Treasurer 

Rose Rivers
Secretary

Selma Verse
Trustee

Debbie Conner
Trustee

Randy Jackson
Trustee

Barbara Russell
Trustee


Scholarship and  Research Grants

Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships and grants to qualified registered nurses and students.  

For more information on available scholarships and grants, please click the button below.


Learn More

Florida Nurses Association
1235 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407)896-3261

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985