A Chicago native, Eleanore C. Lambertsen scholarship winner Nicholas Perrino did his undergraduate work at Loyola University and continued with his graduate work at Northwestern University and Columbia. He currently serves as the Director of Professional Practice at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto and is completing his doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a program which emphasizes clinical leadership, evidence-based practice and policy. His interests revolve around integrating mobile technologies and platforms in healthcare institutions, enhancing not only the patient experience, but that of the medical providers, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Nicholas is board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) and a nurse executive (NE-BC).
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.