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Rita Reis Wieczorek, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN

You are cordially invited to the NEF Gala on May 19, 2022 when NEF Honors Rita Reis Wieczorek, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN

Please join NEF on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm at the Griffis Faculty Club, (New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center) 521 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065, when we honor the newly established Rita Reis Wieczorek Scholarship for Maternal-Infant & Pediatric Nursing and celebrate the NEF “2021 - 2022” Scholars. read more

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A donation can also be made directly to the Rita Reis Wieczorek Scholarship by going to this link:
Four New Scholarships

NEF Scholars

NEF Gains Four New Scholarships in 2021 and 2022

NEF Vice President Cynthia Sculco has facilitated the establishment of the following four new NEF Scholarships. All three scholarships donated by the Mary Insall Foundation.

The Charles Hamlin Scholarship Fund established by Dr. Charles Hamlin
New Scholarship

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Announcing A New NEF Scholarship for Long Term Nursing Care

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. is proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship in Dr. Terry Fulmer’s name. This annual scholarship recognizes Dr. Fulmer’s enormous contributions to nursing and the health care community.

At Terry’s request, the scholarship is dedicated to nurses in graduate nursing programs whose program of study focuses on nursing homes and long-term care. read more.

Brittney Sullivan, 2016-2017 NEF Scholar

Become an NEF Sponsor and Support NEF's Annual Fundraiser

NEF Gala Sponsorships are available at these levels:
Pearl ($1,000), Topaz ($2,500), Ruby ($5,000), Sapphire ($10,000), Emerald ($25,000), and Diamond ($50,000), creating a permanent named scholarship


Make a sponsor contribution online directly to NEF at:

Mail a check payable to NEF for a sponsorship to :
NEF 137 Montague Street, Ste.144, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Make a pledge by emailing

Our Mission, Vision And Values

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Mission, Vision And Values Of The Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.


To promote leadership through scholarship support for professional nurses seeking masters and doctoral degrees in nursing education, practice, service and research.


To be a national leader in providing graduate funds for nurse leaders in education, practice, service and research.


Excellence, Scholarship, Diversity, Stewardship

New Board Member

Philip J. Ryan, CPA

New Board Member

Phil Ryan brings nearly forty years of experience in healthcare financial management to Nurse’s Education Funds, Inc. In March 2021, he retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Guthrie Clinic (Sayre, PA). Prior to his tenure at Guthrie, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Crozer Keystone Health System (Springfield, PA). read more

The 2022 NEF Gala Sponsors Include

  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • NYU Langone Health
  • New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • The Robert and Rita Wieczorek Charitable Fund
  • University of Connecticut School of Nursing
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
  • Ann Vanderberg, MA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
  • Boston College William F. Connelly School of Nursing
  • Cynthia Davis Sculco, EdD, RN, NEF Vice President
  • Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN
  • Joan Marren, MEd, MA, RN, NEF President
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • New York Presbyterian Department of Nursing
  • Nicolette Fiore-Lopez, PhD, RN, CNEP
  • PDV Health Consulting
  • Pace University College of Health Professions
  • Susan Bowar-Ferres, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  • The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing
  • Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
  • Elizabeth Dorsey Smith-Seed, EdD, CPNP, FAAN
  • Harriet Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Nancy Roecklein, MS, ANP-BC
  • Philip J. Ryan, CPA