Nursing Alumni Awards

The U-M School of Nursing Alumni Awards Committee is seeking nominations for alumni awards to be presented during the Alumni Reunion Weekend, September 23-25, 2022.

Nominations are now open for the following categories:

  • The Career Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly Distinguished Alumni Award) recognizes a U-M School of Nursing graduate who has made sustained and exceptional contributions to nursing during their career either as a clinician, educator, leader or administrator.
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  • The Excellence in Clinical Practice Award recognizes a U-M School of Nursing graduate who has promoted evidence-based practice that effectively aligns theory and research with clinical applications.
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  • The Early Career Achievement Award recognizes a U-M School of Nursing graduate who, within the first ten years after graduation, has gained recognition for making advances and improvements within the nursing profession.
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Timing

  • The nomination period is open from April 6 to May 6, 2022.
  • Awards are presented during a School of Nursing Alumni Weekend event

How to nominate

Nominators need not be alumni of the U-M School of Nursing.  Anyone (coworker, spouse, parent, colleague or friend) can submit a nomination.

Supporting documentation is to be uploaded with the nomination form and includes:

  • Nomination statement that includes the title of the award and description of how the candidate meets the award criteria
  • Current curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of support

PLEASE NOTE: All supporting documents may NOT exceed 12 pages overall.

Self-nominations are NOT accepted.

Eligibility

  • All Nursing alumni who are graduates of the University of Michigan School of Nursing, any degree level.  
  • Nominators must have a google account to submit an award nomination. If you do not have a google account and would like to submit a nomination, please email the U-M School of Nursing Alumni Relations Liaison, Coreen Abston at cabston@umich.edu.
  • Current members of the U-M School of Nursing Alumni Awards Committee are not eligible for these awards.

Selection Process

The U-M School of Nursing Alumni Awards Committee will review all nominations and base their endorsement upon the contents submitted in the nomination packet.

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

Questions

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 cabston@umich.edu or 734-647-9474.