Arizona Nurses Association


AzNF Council of Trustees

Anne McNamara, PhD, RN

Scholarship Chair
Sharon Rayman, MS, RN

Elected Trustees
Rhonda Anderson, RN, DNSc, FAAN, FACHE
Wayne Allcott
Judi Crume, PhD, RN
Carol Kleinman, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
Pat Mews, RN, MHA, CNOR
Carol Stevens, PhD, RN

Executive Director
Robin Schaeffer, MSN, RN, CNE



Keynote: Captain Mark Kelly
Promise of Nursing
May 2nd in Scottsdale!

  Join us for the 12th Annual Arizona Nurses Foundation (AzNF) Promise of Nursing for Arizona Celebration Luncheon on May 2, 2014 at the Fairmont Princess Resort in Scottsdale.  The goal of the event is to celebrate nursing and nurses for their contributions to quality patient care. 

Money raised from the Promise of Nursing event is donated to AzNF a 501(c)3 organization, to use for nursing scholarships for Arizona students.






The Arizona Nurses Foundation 

The Arizona Nurses Foundation (AzNF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998.  AzNF achieves its mission to enhance the development of Arizona nurses and further the nursing profession by providing scholarships to nursing students. The purpose of the AzNF academic scholarship program supports the Institute of Medicine recommendations of enhancing the development of Arizona nurses and creating a workforce prepared to meet the demands of diverse populations across the lifespan. The scholarship program is offered to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in, or accepted for enrollment in, an academic nursing education program that will support the applicant’s goals in furthering a nursing career in Arizona.

 Legacy Campaign

In honor of AzNA’s first 100 years the Arizona Nurses Foundation (AzNF) announces the establishment of the Centennial Legacy Fundraising campaign. The fundraising goal of $250,000 began at the Promise of Nursing Luncheon in May 2013 and will conclude in December 2018. This goal will be achieved by donors contributing a monthly or annual donation to achieve their legacy pledge commitment. The success of the campaign will be highlighted in 2019 at the AzNF centennial gala, a night of celebration and fellowship. The gala will be the “nursing event of the century”! Legacy donors will be recognized at the gala for their financial support of nursing in Arizona and can even be part of the planning committee. This fundraiser will sustain the foundation so that it can continue to provide scholarships to nursing students. To date, AzNF has awarded 318 scholarships to nursing students at all levels of education, totaling almost $300,000. I strongly encourage you to consider one of our campaign levels and have a monthly contribution deducted from your credit or debit card. Click here for more information.  Thank you!
Anne McNamara, PhD, RN
Chair, Council of Trustees
Arizona Nurses Foundation


Contributions to the Arizona Nurses Foundation have the potential to generate enormous benefits for nurses and the people of Arizona. The current thrust of the Foundation is to provide academic scholarships to help increase the supply of nurses in Arizona. All gifts, large and small, are extremely important and greatly appreciated. AzNF operates solely on tax-deductible contributions.

Members, click here to make a contribution.

Non Members, click here to make a contribution.  



A total of $15,000 will be awarded for each scholarship cycle:

  •  $500 scholarships for ADN students
  •  $1000 scholarships for BSN and RN-BSN students
  •  $2500 scholarships for Masters/Doctoral students 

The deadline for applying is March 1 and October 1. Awards are announced in May and December. Apply Today! 


Brookline Scholarhip Application forms are being revised. Projected posting date of a revised application will be May 1, 2014. This date subject to change by AzNA and Brookline College.

Please visit the website on or after the above date to download a current revised application. Applications submitted using the old application will be returned to the student with a copy of a revised application and will require resubmission.

Offering two half-tuition nursing scholarships for each new cohort in January, May and September for the BSN or BSN/BDG program in nursing at Brookline College. This scholarship applies to tuition, books, uniforms, and lab expenses.   

Offering one half-tuition scholarship to the Master of Science in Nursing Education graduate program for each cohort start in January, May and September. 

The deadline for applying is February 1, July 1 and November 1.

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