The Barbara Tate Scholarship was awarded to Cheryl Petersen who is pursuing her doctoral degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, while working as an oncology research nurse at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. With twenty years of nursing experience in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital she has been recognized for her clinical expertise and skill as a patient and staff educator. Her research focuses on nurses’ spiritual care of children with cancer at the end of their lives. She feels strongly that spiritual care, not only of the child but of the family, fosters growth and peace in the midst of tragedy. Cheryl sits on the Marquette University College of Nursing’s End of Life Advisory Board. Seven times she was awarded the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin highest nursing honor for exceptional contributions to patient and family care.
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.