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The Future of the Nursing Profession Thanks You!
Nursing Scholarships & Grants
3 Reasons to Donate to the FNSNA!
- Support the Future of the Nursing Profession!
- Pay It Forward!
- Leave a Legacy!
Listen to Aric Shimek, scholarship recipient share his thoughts on how receiving a scholarship has influenced his career path in nursing.
Our Core Values
2018 Scholarship Recipient Testimonials
October 31 - November 3, 2019
37th Annual MidYear Conference, Chicago, IL
About the FNSNA
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 and honors Frances Tompkins, the first executive director of the National Student Nurses' Association.
Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students annually. To date, $5 million dollars in scholarships has been awarded to undergraduate nursing students, and over $3.9 in Promise of Nursing Undergraduate Scholarships.
The Foundation is organized as a 501 (C) (3) charitable foundation.
Contributions to the FNSNA are tax-deductible.
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2019 Scholar of the
Johnson & Johnson Nurses Change The World Scholarship
A 2019 scholar said it best when she expressed her gratitude on receiving funding:
Learning that I was chosen to be the recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Change the World Scholarship, was not only a surprise, but it was also an emotional moment for me. At that moment I realized that completing my degree is now a real possibility. Everything that I have worked hard for up until that point had finally come into fruition. I am one step closer to achieving what I know I was born to be, a nurse. Nursing for me is not just a job or a career.
Nursing is so much more than that. Being a nurse means to me that I get to be the person that helps some of the most vulnerable people in our population. I get to be the one that holds their hand, makes sure they are receiving the appropriate care, ensure they are safe, help them find necessary resources, and help them to be the best healthy version of themselves that they can be.
Being a recipient of this generous scholarship will have a ripple effect. After completing my degree and passing the NCLEX exam, I will contribute to every patient for whom I am fortunate enough to care. I also plan to impact new nurses through teaching and by welcoming them to the nursing profession. This scholarship will also impact my children's future. Receiving this scholarship, alleviates a tremendous amount of financial burden and stress from my life and will allow me to concentrate on my studies.
Simply saying thank you is not enough. I will continue to thank you every day for the rest of my life by being an extraordinary nurse, a mentor, and an advocate to every patient I meet.