SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) today announced the creation of The Fresenius Kabi American Nurse Scholarship Fund, established with a $30,000 grant from Fresenius Kabi, a health care company. The fund is supported through proceeds from the sale of The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones, a 2012 book presented by Fresenius Kabi, and published by Welcome Books that features black and white photographs and interviews with nurses.
The grant is part of a multi-year commitment by Fresenius Kabi to support the Foundation’s nursing scholarship and educational programs. The first award from the fund will be presented during National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12, 2013) to Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., to support the hospital’s inaugural Nursing Scholarly Activity Program. Additional awards will be made in 2013 to support undergraduate and master’s nursing student scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded through partnerships with state nurses associations and professional nursing organizations.
“The American Nurse captures what is truly magnificent and essential about nurses,” said Foundation Chairperson Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP. “In the hands of photojournalist Carolyn Jones, Fresenius Kabi’s desire to pay tribute to nurses has been transformed into art and a blueprint for how health care can be transformed by the power of nursing – our mission at the Foundation. We are honored to use proceeds from this important book to help nurses pursue further education.”
“Fresenius Kabi is pleased to help advance the education and professionalism of nursing students across the United States through support for this new scholarship fund,” said Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, vice president, infusion technology, at Fresenius Kabi USA. “That we are able to do so through the success of The American Nurse project makes it even more gratifying.”
About the American Nurses Foundation
The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The Foundation supports ANA programs which promote the welfare and well-being of nurses, advancing the nursing profession, thereby enhancing the health of the public.
About Fresenius Kabi
Fresenius Kabi (www.fresenius-kabi.com) is a leading global health care company that focuses on medicines and medical devices used to care for critically and chronically ill patients inside and outside the hospital. The company’s products include intravenous specialty and generic medicines, infusion therapies, clinical nutrition, and blood-transfusion technologies. Its roots go back more than 100 years to the founding of our parent company, Fresenius SE, in Bad Homburg, Germany, where the company is headquartered today.