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Thank You

Posted by CNF President on November 22, 2019  |   No Comments »

We are thankful for ALL of you who donate and help CT Nurses Foundation support and preserve Nursing in Connecticut.

We Want to Hear From You

Posted by CNF President on May 26, 2014  |   No Comments »

Where do you see the future of nursing?

What direction do you want to the profession to go?

Where do you think we need the most improvement as a whole?

Nursing is both an art and a science, and one that is continually evolving to meet the needs of those practicing and those being served.

CNF is proud to work on initiatives throughout the year to improve the present and anticipate the future of nursing, but we need your help. All our initiatives are aimed at meeting the needs of the nurses serving in our communities, the professionals working in our hospitals and our neighborhoods. We want to hear from you.

Join the conversation today and tell us what you think.

Save the Date!

Posted by CNF President on September 4, 2013  |   No Comments »

Join the Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation, American Diabetes Association and regional sponsors on November 17th, 2013 from 12:00 to 4:30pm for Good Looks, Good Health: Diabetes is a Family Affair.

This half-day event designed to educate families about the spectrum of diabetes management. The event will include diabetes risk assessment, health screenings, dance, exercise and fitness demonstrations, community and educational resource handouts and cooking demonstrations.  Keynote speaker will be Zonya Foco: registered dietician, star of her own PBS show “Zonya’s Health Bites”, and author of articles published in Shape, Fitness and Prevention magazines.

The Truth About Nursing

Posted by CNF President on July 23, 2013  |   No Comments »

Please join the Connecticut Nurses Foundation and Fairfield University’s School of Nursing for a special lecture and Q&A session with renowned author and nursing advocate, Sandy Summers.

Sandy Summers is the Founder and Executive Director of The Truth About Nursing. Since 2001 she has led the effort to change how the world views nursing by challenging damaging media depictions nurses. Ms. Summers is the co-author of Saving Lives: Why the Media’s Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk. Her media advocacy work began when she and fellow Johns Hopkins graduate students began the movement in April 2001.She speaks frequently on nursing’s image and empowering nurse to change how they are perceived.

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‘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  |   1 Comment »

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.

Safe Cell Phone Etiquette in Health Care Setting

Posted by CNF President on June 19, 2012  |   Comments Off on

Safe Cell Phone Etiquette in Health Care Setting

Pictured left to right are nurses Marlene Mohan and Kerisha David.
In 2000, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a landmark report stating that medical error was responsible for between 44,000 and 98,000 patient deaths annually. The report cited features within our complex health care system that set providers up to fail. Cell phones were not prevalent in the health care landscape back then as they are now. Most providers have their own personal cell phones, and increasingly, health care facilities are turning to cell phones as a primary means of professional communication with providers and between providers and patients. To our knowledge, there has been no research into the affect it has on the quality of health care provided. The Connecticut Nurses Foundation would like to take the lead with this issue to ensure the use of cell phones for promotion of patient safety while reducing their potential for distractions. We are asking you to do your part in this vital mission. We ask that you take a pledge to use discretion in the professional and personal use of your cell phone.

The GE 5k Road Race Benefiting the Petit Family Foundation

Posted by CNF President on June 19, 2012  |   No Comments »

The Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation proudly supports and participates in the annual Petit Family Foundation & GE 5k Road Race, Fitness Walk and Kids Fun Run.

The Petit Family Foundation honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, RN, Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives.

“Jennifer loved caring for children from the oncology floor at Children’s Hopsital in Pittsburgh, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, on the adolescent unit at Yale New Haven Hospital and finally to the health center at Chesire Academy. Please honor her memory by participating in this event and donating to the Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation Petit Family Scholarship.”   – William A. Petit, Jr. MD

The Foundation’s funds are given to help foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illness; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

Future of Nursing Leading Change, Advancing Health

Posted by CNF President on May 2, 2011  |   1 Comment »

RWJF has spearheaded more than 20 programs, initiatives and studies aimed at
creating a vital, diverse and highly educated nurse work force. Continue Reading…