University of Wisconsin–Madison
NAO Homecoming 2018 Tailgate; tickets on sale!

Alumni Events & Resources

Connect with Your Fellow Alumni

Join us for Homecoming

The UW–Madison School of Nursing and the Nurses' Alumni Organization invite you to a Badger Nurse breakfast on Saturday, October 20 at 9AM in Union South, followed by the 11AM football game against the Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium.

Homecoming 2018 postcard invitation

Nurses Alumni Organization (NAO)

NAO provides the link between the UW-Madison School of Nursing and its alumni, whether they have earned a certificate, a bachelor's degree, or an advanced degree in nursing. Current and emeriti faculty are also members of the organization.

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Once a Badger, Always a Badger.

The School of Nursing is more than a place where nursing careers begin. It is a lifelong professional resource, a connection to the past, a continuous source or science and discovery and a place where alumni and nursing colleagues are always welcome.

There are many ways to stay connected to the School. Join Badger Bridge, stay involved with the Nurses Alumni Organization, mentor a current student, or attend one of the School’s signature events.

Want to get involved? Email Marlee Promisel, alumni relations officer, at

photo of fall prevention workshop for seniors The very tenets of the university—the Wisconsin Idea—speak to spreading the good works of the UW far beyond the borders of campus. If you are interested in giving back to the School of Nursing and future badger nurses, please consider sharing your talents through volunteering.

Here just a few of the ways you can serve:

  • Join the NAO Board
  • Become a Nurse Preceptor
  • Mentor a Student
  • Speak at a Student Organization Event
  • Conduct Mock Interviews.

Fill out this simple form to get started.

Not sure which is the right fit for you? Contact Marlee Promisel, alumni relations officer, at to learn more about the opportunities.

Recognizing School of Nursing Alumni

Alumni Awards

Each year, the NAO salutes alumni who have made significant contributions to the nursing profession that shape research, scholarship, education, and practice with the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Outstanding Badger Nursing Award.

Keep In Touch

Class notes are a great way to stay in touch with fellow Badger nurses. All updates are published bi-annually in Forward Nursing magazine.

photo of attendees at an alumni event, a historical tea in 2006