Barclay scholarship winner Tara O’Brien combined her BSN in Nursing with a minor in Psychology from Ohio University. Her nursing career has been a diverse one, including staff nurse, case manager and nurse educator --- this last includes teaching within the Associate and Baccalaureate nursing programs at Hocking College. She is now pursuing her PhD full time at the Medical University of South Carolina where her research topic is obesity among Appalachian women. She plans to develop an intervention tailored for Appalachian women to assist them with nutrition and weight management.
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.