Ralph Mangusan, winner of a NEF Scholarship, began his nursing career in the Philippines before moving to the United States in 2006. Certified in gerontological nursing, medical surgical nursing, progressive care, and wound care, he started his stateside career at Aston Park Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility in North Carolina. After obtaining his master’s degree at the University of North Carolina, he joined the adjunct faculty in the Accelerated Pre-Licensure Program (ABSN) at Western Carolina University. He is currently pursuing courses at Duke University to become an adult/geriatric primary care nurse practitioner and plans on specializing in HIV/AIDS care. He volunteers as a ward nurse for Team Heart, a US based non-profit organization that performs heart surgeries in Kigali, Rwanda, every year. He was named one of ”The Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina” in 2013.
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.