Gifts to Texas Nurses Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization,
are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.
No fair market benefits are received.
Texas Nurses Foundation's (TNF) mission is to promote the health and well being of Texas citizens. TNF is the charitable, professional and public education and scholarly arm of the Texas Nurses Association. Proceeds from charitable gifts are administered by TNF to support activities that promote health care by enhancing the art and science of nursing.
Programs and projects of TNF include:
NOEP, the Nurse Oncology Education Program, a nonprofit project that provides cancer education for nurses in all fields of practice, and is funded in part by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
TPAPN, the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses, allows nurses to help nurses. Funded primarily by nursing licensure fees via the Texas Board of Nursing, it offers the opportunity for RNs and LVNs to find their way through the challenges of substance abuse and/or mental illness and return to practice safely and competently.
The Ready Texas Nurses emergency response system is funded by TNF, in cooperation with the Texas Nurses Association, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Board of Nursing. It created and maintains a database of nurse volunteers who can respond quickly to mass-casualty events, such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
Texas Nurses Foundation is a supporter of Become a CASA - a Court Appointed Special Advocate. When home is no longer safe for a child and the child must enter the foster care system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer called a CASA. The volunteer's focus is on that child, giving hope and help in guiding the child to a safe, permanent home. Since nurses are some of the most effective advocates for children in foster care, TNF encourages nurses across Texas to consider becoming a CASA volunteer.
TNF also supports research activities such as the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (CNWS), which has provided the first concrete, statistical picture of nursing in Texas and does so on an ongoing basis.
And TNF sponsors the Nursing Workforce Recruitment Project, providing information about and promoting the career of professional nursing in Texas. The Become a Nurse area of the TNA website provides the "what, when, where, why and how" of becoming a registered nurse.
The Texas Nurses Foundation serves not only Texas nurses, but also every resident of the state. Its programs are unique and benefit all Texans.
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