Faresha Sims, winner of the ESTELLE OSBORNE scholarship, is a native Mississippian who is presently attending Virginia Commonwealth University Nurse Anesthesia Program. After completing her first year of advance practice study in the field of nurse anesthesia, she enrolled in the dual degree track that allows graduate students who have exhibited exceptional academic performance to complete their master and doctorate degree of nurse anesthesia concurrently. Faresha is engaged in the community promoting a positive image of the nursing profession to youngsters. When volunteering with the Jump Ropes to Stethoscopes Community Outreach Program, Emerging Healthcare Leaders Mentoring Program and the SciKids Organization, she enjoys discussing becoming a nurse with many young potential candidates and promoting the profession.
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.