Without passionate, committed nurses there is no NFP program.
Our third initiative is support for the dedicated, hard-working NFP nurses. Despite the fact that these women need a much more complex skill set than the usual hospital nurse, they are paid far less than their hospital counterparts. Their working conditions are also more onerous: subway travel every day to home visits, repeated occurrences of clients in crisis (incidents of domestic abuse or homelessness), and isolation from colleagues on a regular basis.
As a result, there is a critical need for resources that contribute to refueling and motivating the nurses. That is why we provide various kinds of additional benefits: an annual nurse appreciation event and funding to allow nurses to pay for continuing education or conferences. These extra funds play an important role in nurse retention and in making the nurses feel valued.