Badger Nurses for Life
Over 11,000 Badger nurses are transforming healthcare worldwide. Whether you are a recent graduate or celebrating 50 years post-graduation, you are a part of an incredible group of healthcare leaders. You take pride in your profession, and we take pride in knowing Badger nurses are making an impact and influencing change.
Alumni are the foundation for supporting the next generations of Badger nurses, educators, researchers, and ground breakers. You are a Badger nurse for life and Badger nurses change lives.
Questions? Contact School of Nursing Alumni Relations Officer, Jordan Langer.
The Nurses Alumni Organization links the UW–Madison School of Nursing with alumni. Events and programs include the annual homecoming tailgate and alumni awards; fall career fair; student scholarships; and the graduation celebration and pinning awards.
The Badger Nurse Network is a professional group of 800+ School of Nursing Alumni, current students, faculty, and staff who are active in the nursing community across the country and internationally. The network connects alumni to share insights, resources, and ideas on healthcare and workforce challenges.
Each year, the NAO Awards salute alumni who have made significant contributions to the nursing profession. Recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Outstanding Badger Nursing Award exemplify the school’s legacy of excellence in nursing leadership.
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Alumni News & Events
Celebrate your 50th anniversary of graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing with virtual programs and social hours during the month of September.
Reconnect with campus and fellow Badger nurses at the NAO Tailgate, hosted by the School's Nurses Alumni Organization. NAO awards for Distinguished Achievement and Outstanding Badger Nursing are also presented at the event.
Registration is now open for the 2021 Littlefield Lecture. “Nurse Advocacy, Social Justice, and Health Equity: A Call to Action” is an online event, live streamed Oct. 20 from 7-8:15 p.m., CDT, with ANA President Dr. Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN.
A conversation with Shawn Waldron ’12, who currently works at the McMurdo Station medical center in Antarctica as its COVID-19 medical risk manager.
The most recent NAO award winners—Canary Savage Girardeau Cert ’55, who received the Distinguished Achievement Award, and Cassondra (Cassie) Dietrick ’19, who received the Outstanding Badger Nursing Award—serve as exemplary leaders in the profession and society.
A member of the first cohort of the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program, internationally educated Aniqueka Scott Moulton is a registered nurse for UW Health, working in the acute medical/progressive care unit where the team specializes in respiratory illness, including patients with COVID-19.
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Andrew O’Donnell is currently working on the front lines of COVID-19 as the interim co-manager of the Trauma Life Support Center at UW Health, supporting a staff of 120 employees, including 90 ICU nurses.
“For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to help people,” says Amy Hermes, a 2010 graduate of the UW–Madison School of Nursing’s rigorous BSN@Home program. Now in her 34th year at Stoughton Hospital, and her third as chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president of patient services, Hermes’ appetite for learning has not slowed down.
The School of Nursing is proud to honor nine graduates with nursing pins, presented by the Nurses Alumni Organization. Meet the NAO 2021 Pin Recipients!
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