Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin

NFW - Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin

Mission & Vision Statement

The mission of the Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin (NFW) is to promote health by advancing the profession of nursing through the financial support of education and research.  NFW is a fiscally sound not-for-profit organization that is visible, viable, and responsive to the Wisconsin nursing community.  Its values include patient-centered care; healthy communities; advancing education for nurses; professional commitment and service; advocating evidence-based practice and diverse leadership.

Read the NFW Bylaws


Grants and Scholarships

Mary Barker APRN Nursing Scholarship – Application

Deadline: March 1, 2017

NFW Scholarship – Application

Deadline: May 1, 2017

NFW Research Grants – Application

Deadline: May 1, 2017


Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale – Founder of Modern Nursing – “The Lady With The Lamp”

Submit a Name to the Nightingale TributeGet the PamphletMake a Donation in Memoriam 

The Nightingale Tribute is a ceremony that can be used to honor a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse for their commitment to their patients and their dedication to nursing. You will find materials for conducting the Nightingale Tribute in the pamphlet.

The Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin will maintain this site as a memorial for Registered Nurses who have passed away. The nurses will be honored at the annual NFW Lamplight 5K Run/Walk and the Wisconsin Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly.

If you wish to submit an entry to the NFW Nightingale Tribute page, please click here. You may make a donation in honor or in memoriam of someone. There is no charge posting the dedication to the website, but a donation can be made to NFW in the nurse’s name if you wish. NFW strengthens Wisconsin’s nursing workforce by providing scholarships and research grants to nursing students.

View the list of Nightingale Tribute names on the Nightingale Tribute page of the website.