N.J. State Nurses Association Awards More Than $13,000 in Scholarships

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2019 Institute for Nursing Scholarship Recipients

Ten New Jersey nurses were recently awarded more than $13,000 in educational scholarships from the Institute for Nursing (IFN), the foundation of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA).

“The mission of the Institute for Nursing is to preserve the heritage, principles, values and practices of nursing through the support of scholarships, education and research,” said Mary Ellen Levine, MSN/Ed RN CHPN, chair of the IFN, at a luncheon held at the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) headquarters in Ewing on April 7, 2019. “We want to bring more nurses into the profession and inspire nurses to continue their education with advanced degrees. This effort is vital to improving the quality of patient care in New Jersey and the practice of nursing.”

The IFN complements the work of NJSNA, the largest nursing organization in the state, by raising funds and developing and managing grants to support advances in research, education and clinical practice. It provides tuition assistance for students enrolled in entry-level nursing, career mobility and advanced nurse research in both clinical and academic settings. Since 1989, the IFN has awarded more than a half million dollars in scholarships to individuals who are looking to become Registered Nurses (RNs)and RN’s seeking to acquire their bachelor, masters or doctoral degrees in nursing.

From left to right:

Megan Allen, a Bridgewater resident working on her doctor of nursing practice degree at Loyola University, was presented with the Dr. Anna Gallagher Scholarship.

Lorrie Murdoc, a Randolph resident earning her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree at Ramapo College, was presented with the Dr. & Mrs. Agnihotri/New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute Scholarship.

Erin Angstadt, (far right) a Haddonfield High School senior who plans to attend Clemson University to study nursing, was presented with the Valerie E. Yahn Scholarship.

Peter Toscak, a Linden resident earning his bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree at Caldwell University, was presented with the Newark City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship.

Amy Quartararo, a Hopatcong resident is a certified nursing assistant working on her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree at Rutgers University School of Nursing was presented the Centennial Scholarship.

Krauss Jordan, a Lawrence resident earning her associate’s degree in nursing at Mercer County Community College, is presented with the Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency Scholarship.

Sara Jurado, an Annadale resident working on her doctor of nursing practice degree at Rutgers University School of Nursing was presented the Dr. Anna Gallagher Scholarship.

Jillian Fasulo, a West Orange resident earning her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree at New Jersey City University to become a registered nurse, is presented with a scholarship

Learn more about the IFN.

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