PHOTO: Joseph Halvorson

Joseph Halvorson

The National Student Nursing Association Scholarship winner, Joseph Halvorson, is pursuing his doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) in the adult-geriatric nurse practitioner specialty at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He has two goals: to expand his scope of practice as a healthcare provider and affect positive change in the health and well being of elderly  individuals in his community, and then to work as a faculty member in a school of nursing, promoting awareness of geriatric care throughout nursing education. Mr. Halvorson has worked with Essential Health in Fargo, ND, initially as an intensive care staff-nurse, then as care coordinator of the hospital-based palliative care program. Currently he is working with the elder care team on pragmatic and strategic patient care initiatives.  One day, as a nursing faculty member, he hopes to share his passion for holistic nursing practice with his students.

Donate Today

Support a Graduate Nurse’s Education

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.