Michigan Nurses Foundation was created in 2000 to advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships and research grants and by providing financial aid for the treatment of recovering nurses. MNF is funded through private contributions and fundraising activities. A minimum of four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2015.
The following are the minimum nursing scholarship eligibility criteria:
The applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a Michigan college/school of nursing that grants a certificate for practical nursing or an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.
The applicant must be in good academic standing with demonstrated progress toward degree completion.
Each candidate must complete an application form and comply with application requirements in order to receive consideration. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications must be POSTMARKED by July 15 in order to be considered. The Scholarship Committee will screen applications and submit recommendations to the MNF Board of Directors for review and approval.
PDF of letter and scholarship application
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MNF Nurse Leader for Safe Patient Care Scholarship
Professional healthcare conferences are offered on a variety of levels. Facility-based conferences or in-services are common in many organizations, and local nursing associations often provide annual meetings where members and students are invited to hear speakers of common interest. There are many conferences on a national level sponsored by various organizations for healthcare and nursing specialties. Going with a co-worker can enhance the experience by having someone with whom you can discuss the information afterwards that may help you not only retain the knowledge, but also may provide additional strength if you want to implement changes based upon what you have learned. There are many obvious benefits to attending these activities, but national and state conferences can be costly, last for several days and often involve travel. The Michigan Nurses Foundation is pleased to announce, on behalf of contributors Diane and John Goddeeris, the Nurse Leader for Safe Patient Care Scholarship.
Research in Nursing Grant Award
The Michigan Nurses Foundation manages the Research in Nursing Grant Award. The Research in Nursing Grant Award is a $5,000 competitive research award designed to fund either conduct of research or utilization of research in practice. Managing the Research in Nursing Grant Award falls directly in line with a function of MNF - to award nurses and nursing students educational scholarships and research grants.
The Florence Nightingale Society
Florence Nightingale was an English nurse who first came to prominence for her pioneering work during the Crimean War where she tended to wounded soldiers. She later laid the foundation for the modern nursing profession through the establishment of the world’s first secular nursing school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world each year on her birthday.
The Michigan Nurses Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Florence Nightingale Society as a means of honoring those individuals who have generously and consistently provided the means by which the Foundation may continue and expand its three-part mission:
* To provide scholarship assistance for aspiring nurses
* To assist those nurses who are recovering from alcoholism and addiction
* To assist nursing researchers assess and improve nursing practice and outcomes
Membership in the Florence Nightingale Society is given to financial supporters of the Michigan Nurses Foundation upon reaching the following thresholds for donations during their lifetimes:
Leader: In recognition of at least $5,000 in cumulative donations to the Michigan Nurses Foundation
Benefactor: In recognition of at least $2,500 in cumulative donations to the Michigan Nurses Foundation
Member: In recognition of at least $1,000 in cumulative donations to the Michigan Nurses Foundation
Members of the Florence Nightingale Society will be recognized by having their names displayed at the appropriate membership level on a plaque that will be permanently displayed at the headquarters of the Michigan Nurses Association.
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