The Nursing Education and Research Foundation was set up in 1968.
Its origins can be traced back to a memorial fund established to commemorate the life and work of Flora J Cameron OBE (former Director, Division of Nursing) who died in 1966.
At that time money was donated by New Zealand nurses as a memorial to Flora and so NZNA built on this to establish a larger and more permanent fund to provide New Zealand nurses with travel grants, scholarships and other assistance to enhance opportunities for continuing education and professional development.
Since then there has been a number of bequests/donations to NERF. NERF supports nurses and midwives and students of nursing with grants & scholarships.
All activities of NERF are controlled by a Trust Deed. The Deed is managed by a Board of Trustees of 7 people including 4 NZNO Representatives, 1 member of NERF Associates, 1 lay person and 1 person with business experience. NZNO provides all administrative support.
Some of the trusts we administer include:
Nursing Education and Research Foundation Board of Trustees 2013
||Marion Guy (NERF Co-Chair & NZNO President)
Kerri Nuku (NERF Co-Chair, Kaiwhakahaere, Te Runanga)
Juliet Manning (NZNO Rep)
Melinda Jordan (NZNO Rep)
||Dame Margaret Bazley
||Jill Clendon (NZNO)
|NERF Admin Support:
||Tessa Cate (NZNO)
||Mark Speer (NZNO)
NZNO & NERF Scholarships/Grants 2013/2014 Information (PDF 253KB)
Application forms are only accessible to NZNO Members.
For more information or an application form please refer to the scholarships page on our website via the link above or contact:
Scholarhips and Grants
Level 3, Willbank Court
57 Willis Street
PO Box 2128
Ph: 04 499 9533
Fax: 04 382 9993