LNF aims to enhance the quality and standards of excellence in nursing. The foundations achieve this by providing financial support, and also by acknowledging and appreciating outstanding students. Since 2009, there are a total of 92 undergraduate and graduate nursing students who’ve received financial support through scholarships. In 2017 alone, LNF awarded over $28,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
The Woodard Nursing Scholarship Program – This undergraduate nursing scholarship program began in Fall 2009 with generous funds provided annually by Mr. E. Scott Woodard, Sr. When the two LNF/ANF Scholarships from 2014 are included, a grand total of 85 undergraduate nursing scholarships have been awarded since 2009 – a remarkable legacy contributing to professional nursing in Louisiana!
The Joe Ann Clark Graduate Nursing Award – The success of the undergraduate scholarship program, and in recognition of the need to support graduate nursing education to foster additional nurse educators, prompted the Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA) to establish the Joe Ann Clark Graduate Nursing Education Award in 2012. The LSNA Board of Directors sought to honor Dr. Joe Ann Clark for her distinguished career in professional nursing in Louisiana. This Award provides financial support to a Louisiana registered nurse pursuing graduate education in preparation as a nurse educator primarily in an academic environment. It is offered on an annual basis during the Fall for the following Spring academic term.
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