We are pleased to announce the establishment of USCADETNURSE.ORG FOUNDATION, a nonprofit non-membership organization.

The foundation's mission is to build leadership in recognizing Cadet Nurses’ service through advocacy, education, research, partnerships, and project support.


  • Generate new knowledge and policy related to Cadet Nurses;
  • Celebrate, share, and document Cadet Nurse experiences;
  • Preserve this history for future generations; and
  • Engage in activities that advance the foundation mission through the website and other means.

The foundation is currently led by a board of four members, one whom serves as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board.


Elsie Szecsy, Ed.D., President

TBD, Secretary

TBD, Treasurer


Eileen DeGaetano, R.N.

Irene Auteri Ferguson, M.A., R.N.

Shirley Harrow, B.S., R.N.

Elsie Szecsy, Ed.D. (chair)

Cadet Nurse Advisors

Thelma Robinson, M.S., R.N. (deceased)


USCADETNURSE.ORG FOUNDATION has been organized, and shall be administered and operated, exclusively to receive, administer, and expend funds for charitable and educational purposes, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.


Donate online, or send a check!

Donations may be made online via the Donate button on the right of this page.

You may also send a check payable to USCADETNURSE.ORG FOUNDATION.
Send your check to: 
2406 S Grandview Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282.
Do not send cash



Official Documents

IRS Determination Letter
Brochure (suitable to print and share)


For more information about USCADETNURSE.ORG FOUNDATION, contact Elsie Szecsy.