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Nursing Is the Heart of Healthcare
The Arkansas Nurses Foundation (ARNF) was established by nurses with great vision. As a result of the many changes in health care delivery, nurses will need to continue their education. Because nurses are the heart of health care and serve patients and families, we need to help maintain their competency, expert skills and knowledge. ARNF seeks out and provides funding for professional nurses to foster and promote their continual development in areas such as education, research endeavors, and scholarships. The ARNF is affiliated with the Arkansas Community Foundation which is uniquely chartered to create and manage endowment and provide expertise to local foundations. The ultimate goal of the Arkansas Nurses Foundation is to enable professional nurses to provide quality health care services to the people of Arkansas.

ARNF Aims, Impact & Governance
Governed by a nine member Board of Trustees which are both appointed and elected, they are volunteers proficient in the areas of health care, education, research, corporate and private donations and community needs. Together they work to fulfill the mission of the Foundation and foresee assistance to nurses throughout the state of Arkansas in the areas of:

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate education in nursing to continue their education
  • Grants are provided for research in the area of nursing and medical issues.