As hurricane Ida ravaged several states in the south, and wildfires spread devastation in western states, future nurses need your help now!
The Foundation of the NSNA Disaster Relief Fund supports nursing students and schools of nursing impacted by catastrophic disasters. The funding supports textbooks, uniforms, and nursing education tools (such as tablets, computers and stethoscopes) lost during disasters. Funds also assist schools of nursing in replacing library books, computers, or any other vital equipment necessary to educate nursing students.
Grants are made to nursing schools upon request for distribution to students documenting financial need. Funding does not support tuition. However, the FNSNA’s scholarship program does provide for tuition support.
When tragedy strikes, nurses jump into action to assist those in need. These selfless acts of courage and care are the reason nurses are the most trusted profession. With a severe shortage of nurses nationally, we must jump into action to ensure that nursing students can graduate on time and enter the workforce where they are sorely needed. We can’t let the consequences of disasters delay their nursing education and graduation.
Many nursing students across the country are certified American Red Cross Disaster volunteers and they are providing basic healthcare services in shelters.
The Foundation of the NSNA’s first responsibility is for the needs of nursing students, our future nurses. Your tax-deductible donation, no matter how big or small, supports nursing students eager to enter the field of nursing.
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