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Nursing Alumni Awards

The UMSN Alumni Awards Committee is seeking nominations for alumni awards to be presented during the School of Nursing All-Class Reunion event on Friday, September 13, 2024.


The Career Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly Distinguished Alumni Award) recognizes a UMSN graduate whose has made sustained and exceptional contributions to nursing during his/her career either as clinician, educator, leader, or administrator.

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The Excellence in Clinical Practice Award recognizes a UMSN 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 UMSN graduate who, within the first ten years after graduation, has been gaining recognition for making advances and improvements within the nursing profession.

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  • Nomination period is open from April 3 to May 17, 2024.
  • Awards recipients will be recognized at the annual All-Class Nursing Reunion on Friday, September 13.

How to Nominate:

Nominators need not be alumni of the UM School of Nursing.

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

  • Nomination statement that includes the title of the award and description of how the candidate meets the award criteria (listed on nomination form)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of support

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

Self-nominations are NOT accepted.


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 UMSN Alumni Relations Liaison, Coreen Abston at

Current members of the UMSN Alumni Awards Committee are not eligible for these awards.

Selection Process: 

The UMSN Alumni Awards Committee will review all nominations and base their endorsement upon the contents submitted in the nomination packet.

The awards committee and School of Nursing values a culture that is inclusive and equitable to all who are a part of our community.  We therefore encourage nominators to consider the broad diversity of our alumni as potential nominees. 


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