Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania                     

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NFP is located at

3605 Vartan Way, Suite 204

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Our Mission

To Ensure Nurses for Tomorrow.

Our Vision


To be the premier charitable organization for professional nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Seal of Excellence

NFP is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (PANO) Seal of Excellence for successfully completing their rigorous Standards for Excellence® accreditation program.

Our Goal

NFP's goal is to advance the educational and professional standards of nursing and the nursing profession through:

Grants and scholarships for study, instruction, research and scholarly pursuits in nursing

Financial support of PSNA's efforts to provide continuing education for PA's RNs

Operational support for NFP's daily work

Our Beliefs

Nurses are pillars in our communities, viewed as the most trusted profession in our nation. Having an adequate number of nurses improves quality of life and patient care. We believe that qualified nursing students should have the financial and career resources to successfully complete their education. We look to experienced nurses to generate new knowledge through researchThose entrusted to nursing care have the right to expect qualified, caring RNs who uphold a strong code of ethics and responsibility. Furthermore, NFP supports the Institute on Medicine's focus on engaging nurses in lifelong learning. We invite you to join us on our mission: To ensure nurses for tomorrow.  


Since 1995, NFP has awarded approximately $140,000 in scholarships to 120 students for nursing education and research grants.

Since 1990, NFP has worked in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars to award the Jack E. Barger, Sr., Memorial Scholarship to more than 85 nursing students.

NFP Now Hiring

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP) seeks a part-time Director of Development. This position offers flexible scheduling. Background desired is a minimum of (1) a bachelor’s degree and (2) five years of experience in fund development or closely related field.

Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, NFP provides charitable support for the work of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) and is most well-known for its nursing scholarships.

The Director of Development’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, prospect research and management; cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; and supervisory oversight for data management, gift processing, public relations and marketing.

Submit cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Neidig, 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 304, Harrisburg, PA 17110; Phone: (717) 798-8942 Fax: (717) 657-3796; Email:

Give the Gift of Education

Give the gift of education! Gifts by friends of the nursing profession impact many lives in Pennsylvania. Donations assist future nurses achieve their professional dreams. In turn, they are able to provide high-quality patient care. Through your gift today, NFP can continue to meet our mission to ensure nurses for the future.   

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NFP Announces Jack Barger Scholarship Recipients 

The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), which administers a scholarship fund on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), has announced the recipients of the 2016 Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship totaling $6,000. The fund awards $1,000 individual scholarships to nursing students that are veterans, in active duty military or are the child or spouse of a veteran or active duty personnel. Established by the Department of Pennsylvania VFW, the scholarship fund is in memory of the late Jack E. Barger, Sr., Department Commander, who died while in office. The NFP is pleased to award six $1,000 scholarships to the following students:

  • Jessica Dranzik, Moravian College
  • Stephine Lavigne, Waynesburg University
  • Shirlee Patterson, Aria Health SON
  • Danielle Reppert, La Salle University
  • Christine Schonbachler, University of Pittsburgh
  • Katherine Zecca, Villanova University

Learn more about our 2017 scholarship opportunities here.

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