The Miriam M. Powell scholarship went to Julia Yurcich who received her BS degree from Grand Canyon University in Arizona in 2008. She continued on to the DNP program with an emphasis in geriatrics at Arizona State University. While working on her education, Julia also works for the Veteran Affairs Hospital where she is a nurse in the acute care unit. Julia’s goal is to develop a systemized and technology based approach to help the elderly navigate through the complex healthcare system thus resulting in improved patient outcomes. She also wants to teach other nurses about the special needs of the geriatric population.
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.