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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.

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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.

Definition of a Nurse

Posted by CNF President on August 8, 2012  |   No Comments »

Connecticut Nurses Foundation participates in Petit Family Foundation Race/Walk

Posted by CNF President on July 12, 2012  |   No Comments »
Join the Connecticut Nurses Foundation group as we join in the fitness walk/5K race in memory of Jennifer Hawke Petit on July 15 at 9:00AM
Registration is from 7:00 to 8:30, then come
Meet us at Dream Makers Design Studio ,  47 East Street  (route 10)  Plainville, CT 06062.  If you arrive before 8:15 you may park in their lot.  After 8:15, the road is closed for the race.  The race will start at 9 AM.   For more information check :
A scholarship(s) is given each year in Jennifer’s memory to deserving nursing students.  See for more details on scholarships.

Faculty Loan Repayment 2012

Posted by CNF President on May 10, 2012  |   No Comments »

The 2012 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open! 

Please help us spread the word that the Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) application cycle is now open.  The Faculty Loan Repayment Program supports health professions educators who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and serve a vital role in preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Prospective Applicants Should Know:

  • The FLRP will provide a lump sum, up to a maximum of $40,000, for a two year service commitment.  In addition, FLRP requires a funding match from the applicant’s health professions school, which helps program participants further reduce their educational debt.
  • FLRP participants who have additional qualifying loans once their service commitment is complete may re-apply for another two-year contract in exchange for additional years of service.
  • The financial assistance offered through FLRP decreases the economic barriers associated with pursuing a career as a health professions educator preparing the next generation of health professionals.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm ET on June 12, 2012.

As in previous years, the FLRP is expected to be competitive. If there are more qualified applicants than available funding, preference will be based upon:  the amount of financial match from the applicant’s school; full-time faculty status; and faculty who demonstrate a commitment to promoting healthcare careers.

Please direct prospective applicants to the FLRP website at for more information and to begin the application process.

Associate Dean of Social Sciences to Speak

Posted by CNF President on February 29, 2012  |   No Comments »

You are invited to attend CT Chapters Research Day, Sigma Theta Tau  at Fairfield University March 23, 2012 at 10 AM in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business Dining Room.   The featured speaker will be Dana Weinberg, Associate Dean of Social Sciences from Queens College, University of New York and author of “Code Green”.

2011 Scholarships Awarded

Posted by CNF President on January 14, 2012  |   No Comments »

The Connecticut Nurses Foundation provided scholarships to 10 deserving nursing students during the Connecticut Nurses Association’s annual convention.  The scholarships awarded are as follows:

Brother Frances X. Smith to Sonya Early attending the Lincoln Technical Institue in Shelton

Frank Chant Jr. Memorial Award to Tenzin Yangzom attending Saint Joseph College in West Hartford and Rebecca Romeo attending Indiana State University.

Jennifer Hawke Petit Memorial Scholarship to Felicia Sullivan attending Fairfield Univserity and Stacey Rutledge attending Saint Joseph College.

Dr. Judith Hriceniak Award to Alyssa Testa attending Central Connecticut State University and Alyssa Corcoran also attending Central Connecticut State University.

The Dominion Enterprise Award to Leona Konieczny attending Sacred Heart University and Sarah Taylor attending Yale University .

Dr. Sheila Packard Award to Kathleen Keane attending Boston College. 

Congratulations to all the award winners!

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…