‘Dear 16-year-old me’

Posted by CNF President on July 3, 2013  |   No Comments »

An important message for all teenagers and adults: everyone is at risk. CNF is proud to support the mission in this video and to continue the goals of our last event, Good Looks, Good Health: A Teen Health Expo.

Amazing Nurses 2013

Posted by CNF President on June 26, 2013  |   No Comments »

Honor your amazing nurses today!

Thank you!

Posted by CNF President on June 26, 2013  |   No Comments »

Thank you to all those who ran, walked, donated and came to support the 6th Annual GE 5K Road Race, benefiting the Petit Family Foundation. A portion of the proceeds go to support the Jennifer Hawke-Petit Pediatric Scholarship, given annually by the Connecticut Nurses Foundation to deserving students in the state of Connecticut.

6th Annual GE 5K Road Race

Posted by CNF President on May 14, 2013  |   No Comments »

Benefiting the Petit Family Foundation and Jennifer Hawke-Petit Memorial Scholarship

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Registration 7:00-8:30am
Kids Fun Run 8:30am
5K and Fitness Walk 9:00am

Register for the 2013 GE 5K Road Race

Learn more about the Petit Road Race

The Petit Family Foundation honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit but continuing the kindness, idealism, and activism that defined their lives. The Foundation’s funds are given to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses, and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

The Connecticut Nurses Foundation is proud to continue the legacy of Jennifer Hawke-Petit by awarding her memorial scholarship annually to deserving students throughout the state of Connecticut and are honored to continue to collaborate with the Petit Family Foundation.


Diabetes Alert Day

Posted by CNF President on March 26, 2013  |   No Comments »

Today, March 26th, is the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Alert Day. Today is your “wake-up call” about your risk factors for diabetes! Find out if your at risk with this simple test, then find out ways to change your lifestyle and prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

Take the test then learn how to lower your risk.

Click here to lower your risk today.

When Nurses Talk, Washington Listens

Posted by CNF President on March 25, 2013  |   No Comments »

Join the American Nurses’ Association in taking action to support, promote and protect nurses and nursing throughout the country. Each nurse has voice – learn how to use yours today.

Take Action!

Ensuring the Future of Nursing

Posted by CNF President on March 20, 2013  |   No Comments »

Each year, CNF is proud to join with the nursing community at the Connecticut Nurses’ Association’s Legislative Day in Hartford. The day is focused on nursing students and starting advocacy at the bedside, empowering nurses to advocate for themselves and their professions. CNF, in its mission to support and promote nurses and nursing, strives to help nurses find their voices and ensure the future of nursing and healthcare in the state of Connecticut.

More information about nursing advocacy can be found at www.rnaction.org.

Rising Costs of Diabetes

Posted by CNF President on March 13, 2013  |   No Comments »

In 2012, diabetes cost the United States over $245 billion according to a report from the American Diabetes Association, a figure that represents a 41% increase from 2007. The ADA also reported that medical costs for people diagnosed with diabetes are 2.3 times higher than those without.

Read more: ‘Annual Cost of Diabetes’ published March 6, 2013

Campaign for Nursing’s Future

Posted by CNF President on March 13, 2013  |   No Comments »

Johnson and Johnson continues its campaign to honor the profession of nursing. CNF continues it mission of honoring and promoting nursing in the state of Connecticut, one nurse at a time.

2012 CNF Scholarship Recipients

Posted by CNF President on October 21, 2012  |   No Comments »

CNF awarded 12 scholarships on Oct. 18, 2012 to students from 9 different universities.  They are as follows:

General Nursing Scholarship to Gabriella Yambo of Manchester attending  Goodwin College in East Hartford;  Brother Frances Smith Award to Lori Rupp of Madison attending Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing;  Frank Chant Jr. Memorial Scholarship to Briana Zink of Plainville attending Quinnipiac University class of 2016 and Melissa Arsenault of Middletown attending Central Connecticut State University class of 2013;  Continuity of Care Scholarship to Monique Mickens of New Britain attending the University of Saint Joseph class of 2013;  Jennifer Hawke-Petit Memorial Scholarship to Emily Baldwin of Seymour and Danielle Brouillard of Hampton Falls, NH, both attending Fairfield University;  Polly Barey Tribute Scholarship to Angela Julian of Seymour attending Yale University class of 2015; Judith Hriceniak Scholarship to Lisa Solari of Newington attending Central Connecticut State University class of 2014 and Catherine Nesci of Madison attending the University of Saint Joseph class of 2015;  Research Grant Award to Linda Mascola of Derby attending Sacred Heart University for her DNP;  and the Sheila Packard Scholarship to Alison Moriarty Daley of East Hampton attending UConn for a PhD in Nursing.