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.

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 Scholarship Recipients 

The NFP administers a scholarship fund on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The 2016 Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship awards $1,000 scholarships to nursing students who are veterans, in active duty military, or are the child or spouse of a veteran or active duty personnel. The scholarship fund is in memory of the late Jack E. Barger, Sr., Department Commander, who died while in office. The 2016 scholarship recipients are:

  • 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

The NFP Future Nurse Leader Scholarship exists to provide scholarships to students demonstrating leadership skills in their pursuit of a nursing degree. The NFP is pleased to award two $1,000 scholarships to the following students:

  • Hannah Muñoz, Messiah College
  • Sierra Annand, West Chester University

The NFP 2016 Florence (Madden) Grady-Fasick Scholarship Fund exists to provide scholarships to students demonstrating financial need in the pursuit of a nursing degree. The NFP is pleased to award five $2,000 scholarships to the following students:

  • Jessie Reich, Villanova University
  • Renee Harris, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chad Guiswite, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Elizabeth Corbett, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jessica Castaneda, University of Pennsylvania

The NFhas announced the recipients of the 2016 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund of the Former Albert Einstein Medical Center Nursing School of Philadelphia. This fund exists to provide scholarships to students demonstrating financial need in the pursuit of a nursing degree. The NFP is pleased to award five $2,000 scholarships to the following students:

  • Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly, Widener University
  • Ella Julia Obrosky, University of Pittsburgh
  • Alexa Jo Palmer, Widener University
  • Jayme Lynn Rutkowski, Robert Morris University
  • Daniel Satterfield, Misericordia University

Learn more about our 2017 scholarship opportunities here.

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