About The Fund
The National Code of Ethics for Nurses states that a nurse, in all professional relationships, will practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes or nature of health problems. The Code continues to say that a nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the every patient under the nurse’s care.
Barbara Forfar or “Foof” as she was called by her fellow nurses and other colleagues in the operating room at the Ocean Medical Center, not only abided by these ethics and responsibilities throughout her forty-four years of nursing service, but was dedicated and passionate about all of them, every single minute of every single day while she was on duty. “Foof” passed away on January 15, 2011. She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and by everyone in the medical profession who has ever worked alongside her.
To honor her memory and dedication to the nursing profession, her family, in connection with the Ocean Medical Center Foundation, has established the Barbara “Foof” Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund.
The fund will award one (or more) nursing scholarship during September of each year to eligible applicants.