Nursing Alumni Awards

In addition to the Career Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly the Distinguished Alumni Award), the U-M School of Nursing Alumni Awards Committee debuted two new annual alumni achievement awards in 2022. These awards recognize alumni who have achieved notable professional success and brought acclaim to the School of Nursing, its students and the university.

  • Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
  • Early Career Achievement Award

The awards will be presented during the all-class alumni reunion on September 23, 2022.   

In addition to the annual awards above, the following awards will be awarded every other year:

  • The Excellence in Nursing Research and Scholarship Award recognizes a U-M School of Nursing graduate whose scientific research findings and/or scholarship have led to significant changes in clinical practice or health policy at the unit, service, institutional, regional, or professional levels.
  • The Social and Political Advocacy Award recognizes a U-M School of Nursing graduate who demonstrates exceptional contributions to the nursing profession and society as a social and /or political advocate for quality healthcare.

Nominations for these awards will be open in Spring 2023.

Previous Distinguished Alumni Award winners


If you have any questions about eligibility or the nomination process, please contact the U-M School of Nursing Alumni Relations Liaison, Coreen Abston at or 734-647-9474.