Mission & Vision Statement
The mission of the Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin (NFW) is to promote health by advancing the profession of nursing through the financial support of education and research. NFW is a not-for-profit organization that is visible, financially viable, and responsive to the Wisconsin nursing community. Its values include communicating the importance of patient-centered care; promoting healthy communities; advancing education for nurses; encouraging professional commitment and service; advocating for evidence-based practice; and promoting diverse leadership.
Interested in Serving on the Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin (NFW) Board of Directors?
Grants and Scholarships
Closed for 2021. Check back in December for 2021 scholarship information.
Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin Announces Educational Scholarship Award Application
The NFW Board of Directors is pleased to announce the availability of educational scholarship awards for nurses interested in pursuing a BSN Completion Degree, Nurse Educator, or other Master’s Degree in Nursing. The application deadline for the 2021 scholarship has passed. Scholarship recipients will be announced soon. Keep an eye out for the 2022 scholarship application.
NFW Research Grants
NFW Accepting Applications for Research or Quality Improvement Project Grants
The Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin Board of Directors has designated $1,500 in grant awards. Award amounts will vary depending on the project or study The application deadline for the 2021 grant has passed. Grant recipents will be announced soon. Keep an eye out for the 2022 grant application.
Florence Nightingale – Founder of Modern Nursing – “The Lady With The Lamp”
The Nightingale Tribute is a ceremony that can be used to honor a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse for their commitment to their patients and their dedication to nursing. You will find materials for conducting the Nightingale Tribute in the pamphlet.
The Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin will maintain this site as a memorial for Registered Nurses who have passed away. The nurses will be honored at the annual NFW Lamplight 5K Run/Walk and the Wisconsin Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly.
If you wish to submit an entry to the NFW Nightingale Tribute page, please click here. You may make a donation in honor or in memoriam of someone. There is no charge posting the dedication to the website, but a donation can be made to NFW in the nurse’s name if you wish. NFW strengthens Wisconsin’s nursing workforce by providing scholarships and research grants to nursing students.