Nursing Alumni Awards

Alumni of our great school are some of the most accomplished nursing professionals in the world, supporting the health of hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe. The alumni awards program was created as a means to recognize our alumni whose career contributions in nursing or health care have been distinctive for their impact to the profession of nursing and the community in which they serve.

Since 2017, the UMSN Alumni Awards Committee has presented the Distinguished Alumni Award (now named Career Lifetime Achievement Award). Additional awards offered are: the Early Career Achievement Award, the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, the Excellence in Nursing Research and Scholarship Award, and the Social and Political Advocacy Award.

Previous Alumni Award winners


The mission of the University of Michigan School of Nursing is to advance health for all by educating and developing nurses and other professionals as leaders, generating and applying knowledge, and serving individuals, communities, and populations.


To be the world’s leading source of high-impact research, evidence and education that will develop the knowledge and nurses necessary to address healthcare’s biggest challenges and provide health for all.


If you have any questions, please contact the U-M School of Nursing Alumni Relations Liaison, Coreen Abston at [email protected] or 734-647-9474.