The 2024 application cycle for OADN Foundation awards and scholarships has closed.  Applicants will receive notification by September 1.

OADN Foundation Mission

The OADN Foundation promotes the mission and vision of OADN, through the development of resources, the recognition of scholarship and excellence in associate degree nursing education, and the support of advocacy for associate degree nursing.

OADN Foundation Goals


Support Associate degree nursing education’s responsiveness to current health care needs and best practices in nursing education.


Provide recognition of excellence in teaching and research in associate degree nursing education.


Provide scholarships to support preparation of associate degree faculty and students.


Promote the development of nurse leaders in Associate degree nursing education.


Support OADN in advocating for associate degree nursing education.

Applications & Resources

Scholarship, Award, and Grant Applications due June 1, 2024.

PRESIDENT: Donna Meyer MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN – OADN CEO Emeritus – San Diego, California

VICE PRESIDENT: Christy Dryer, DNP, RN, CNE – Vice-President of Academic Programs, Cecil College – North East, Maryland

TREASURER: Donna Spivey, RN, DNP – Director, HESI Content Operations, ELSEVIER | Nursing and Health Education – Houston, Texas

SECRETARY: Kimberly J. Harper MS, RN, FAAN – Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Center for Nursing – Indianapolis, Indiana

DIRECTOR: Tom Cucuel – Wilmington, North Carolina

DIRECTOR: Monique Davis PhD, MSN, RN – Dean of Instruction, Health Sciences & Director of Nursing, Montgomery College – Takoma Park, Maryland

DIRECTOR: Elaine Foster Ph.D. – Vice President of Nursing, Educational Affiliates – Niles, Michigan

DIRECTOR: Cara Heinrich, BSHS, R.T., (R)(M) (ARRT) – Director, Business Development, Trajecsys – Henniker, New Hampshire

DIRECTOR: Andy Mendelson – Head of Medical Education Sales, North America at Elsevier – Sewell, New Jersey

DIRECTOR: Sandra Y. Walker EJD, MS, RN, FAADN – Newark, Ohio

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR: OADN Chief Executive Officer – Rick García Ph.D., RN, CCM, FAAOHN, FAADN – Washington, DC

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