Beth Chiatti, a nurse educator and winner of an NEF Scholarship, is pursuing her doctoral degree at Widener University in Chester, Pa. (where she also got her Masters degree). Her BA in Anthropology gives her a particular insightful slant as a nurse educator and her students are encouraged to explore nursing from a global perspective expanding their understanding of nursing through art, literature, music and culture. As a Global Ambassador for Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, she has developed a nursing course with a study abroad component that allows students to be able to compare their nursing and nursing education experiences with that of their host country. One of her goals for nursing is to improve care for the immigrant population by understanding and respecting cultural preferences.
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.