Nursing Advancement



"Efforts are underway to rethink nursing education and training so that it meets the needs of an aging population with increasingly complex chronic diseases. The capacity of today's nursing workforce must be strengthened to meet growing demands to provide the skills nurses need as the healthcare delivery system continues to evolve towards more team-based, data-driven and coordinated care."

Ruth Schwarzkopf, RN, Nursing Chief Officer, West Boca Center; PHF Trustee and Chair, PHF Nursing Advancement Advisory Board

At Palm Healthcare Foundation, we are committed to supporting a highly skilled nursing workforce that provides care across all settings and supports optimal health in Palm Beach County.

Palm Healthcare Foundation's Nursing Strategy:

In the early years, the foundation's work focused on education and professional development to ensure quality nursing in Palm Beach County. In 2014, the foundation formed a Nursing Advancement Advisory Board to help understand the future needs of nursing in our county. Today, the foundation is exploring ways to best support nursing professionals, patients and family caregivers during transitions from hospitals to community-based and home settings, and for the long-term.

To view Palm Healthcare Foundation's history in nursing initiatives, click here.

To read the blog, "Emerging Nurse Leader" by Dr. Rose Sherman, Director, Nursing Leadership Institute, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, FAU, click here.

Recent Grants:

  • Alzheimer's Community Care, Inc.
    Expansion of the Bilingual Family Nurse Consultant Program
  • Florida Atlantic University Simulation Center (FAUSC)
    Expansion of Simulation Training Program / INTERACT
  • Interfaith Health and Wellness Program / Catholic Charities
    Faith Community Nursing and Mentoring
  • Northwest Community Consortium Inc. (NCCI)
    Health and Wellness Model for Faith Based Communities Strategic Planning

To make a donation to the Nursing Advancement Fund, Click Here.

For more information, please email us.


Florida Center for Nursing
Health Resources and Services Administration
Institute of Medicine: The Future of Nursing