M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing at Villanova University, was honored with a scholarship in her name, established by the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF). She was recognized at the NEF Gala Reception in New York City on November 4th, with many campus colleagues in attendance. Dean Fitzpatrick has been a member of the NEF Board since 1983. The new scholarship to assist nurses in graduate school is called the M. Louise Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund.
NEF is non-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate prepared registered nurses in need of nursing scholarship assistance for graduate study. While studying for her doctoral degree in nursing education at Columbia University Teacher’s College, Dean Fitzpatrick was a recipient of NEF’s Isabel Hampton Robb Scholarship.