DNP Student, Nathan Stefanovsky Awarded a Nurses Educational Funds Scholarship

Nathan StefanovskyNurses Educational Funds awarded Nathan Stefanovsky a Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Nathan attends the University of Michigan School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.

In addition to his doctoral studies, Nathan is working to obtain a concentration in Occupational Health Nursing. His choice for the University of Michigan stemmed from a large focus in experiential learning, and in-person interprofessional collaboration among fellow nurses and other professionals. During his education, he has had various global health experiences in Thailand, Uganda, and Ghana, focusing on various social determinants of health, occupational health, and exploring inter-professional collaboration in other health systems.

Most recently, he is working for a local health department in the communicable disease unit working on COVID-19 response. As a future nurse practitioner, he wants to contribute his skills as a healthcare provider, and health educator to advocate for the diverse communities he serves. He believes that when we take a step back and listen to people within the community, we can work together to create a more empathetic and empowering relationship with patients and community members.

Nathan’s research is focused in occupational health, specifically around farmers and hearing health. Early prevention can prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) if proper safety measures are taken.

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., (NEF) is the largest professionally endorsed source of scholarships for graduate nursing Master’s and Doctoral Degree study in the U.S.A. and depends solely on donations to advance it’s only mission, to promote leadership through scholarship support for professional nurses seeking masters and doctoral degrees in nursing education, practice, service, administration, and research.

To learn more about NEF go to or contact the Executive Director, Jerelyn Weiss at, (917) 524-8051. The need for nurse leaders in the United States is critical. NEF-funded scholars, have become outstanding faculty and deans of schools of nursing, renowned researchers, and experts in healthcare delivery, administration, and policy – all leading change in every arena across the country and globally. Since NEF’s inception in 1912, 1,300 nurses throughout the United States have received NEF scholarships.

The annual 2021-2022 NEF Scholarship application process opened on October 1, 2020 and will close February 1, 2021. If interested please go to and click on “How to Apply”.

Written and submitted by Nurses Educational Funds (NEF).