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Nurses Foundation of Racine - believes that financial support of nursing education needs to in increased supply of qualified nurses for better community health, better patient care and more cost effective care

Nurses Foundation of Racine

 

History  - The Nurses Foundation of Racine (NFR) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization established and incorporated in 1983.

 

Purpose - The purpose of the NFR is to provide scholarships for education to nursing students who reside in Kenosha, Racine or Walworth Counties.  Since 1983, NFR has faithfully served this purpose by providing scholarships to students enrolled in Associate, Baccalaureate and Advanced Degree nursing programs in Wisconsin.

 

Mission - NFR believes that financial support of nursing education leads to an increased supply of qualified nurses for better community health, better patient care and more cost effective care.

 

Goals - Goals of NFR are to secure local, broad-based financial support for nurse scholars from individual, corporation and foundations, and to increase financial assistance to local scholars who are pursuing or enhancing the profession of nursing.

 

Activities -  Fundraising by community volunteers, less than five percent of all assets are spent on administrative expense.  Fund administration is accomplished by unpaid Board of Directors.  Applications review and criteria-based selection of recipients by a committee of nurses.

 

Why NFR? - Registered Nurses are in great demand and in short supply. Nursing is a theory-based scientific profession which requires nursing research and advanced education.  The expense of nursing education discourages or prohibits some qualified and interested individuals from becoming nurses.  The cost of nursing programs is increasing yearly, making scholarships in high demand. Part-time jobs are often unavailable, don't provide income sufficient to meet educational costs, or conflict with the rigorous schedules of nursing scholars.