Alumni and friends

Welcome! We hope that you - our alumni - are as proud as we are that the University of Michigan School of Nursing is consistently one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing schools. We are proud to

  • expand our academic programs
  • strengthen support for innovative research that leads to real improvements in patient care 
  • foster community health practices that provide high quality direct care to a spectrum of patients 

Our position at the cutting edge of all things nursing allows us to attract the brightest students and to train the next generation of the leaders and best.

Join our new UMSN mentoring program

Current students and alumni can start building relationships today! Join now.

Stay connected

We encourage you to stay connected with the school as well as other nursing alumni. Participating in your class reunion, organizing an alumni event in your city, and giving financially are great ways to do this.

Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at or (734) 763-9710.

Transcripts and nursing pins

Transcripts may be ordered through the U-M Office of the Registrar. Nursing pins may be ordered through the Herff Jones Company using this form.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Alumni AwardDistinguished alumni award 2019

The Distinguished Alumni Award is awarded annually to alumni of the School of Nursing whose career contributions in nursing or health care are distinctive for their impact. We welcome nominations.

2019 - Jane Barnsteiner

2018 - Helen Erickson

2017 - Joanne Disch


Lifetime Achievement Award

The first UMSN Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed posthumously on Jo Anne Horsley, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (1940-2018) in July, 2018. Read more about her extraordinary contributions to nursing.