Founded in 2011, the inspiration for Nurturing the Nursing Profession Scholarships, came from NNPS founder Tara Lancione, during the years she worked as an oncology nurse. She was profoundly affected by the courage of the individuals whom she was honored to serve. This experience ultimately translated into the formation of this organization by her and the Board members who believe well-educated nurses are essential if we are to meet the nation’s increasingly complex health care needs and resolve the nursing shortage.
Accordingly, we are dedicated to providing financial help in the form of scholarships awarded to current and future nurses, and will also increase public awareness of the invaluable contributions nurses make each day to the health and wellness of the patients they serve. To begin, we will offer scholarships in central Ohio. We hope to expand our reach nationwide.