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 organization for UW–Madison School of Nursing alumni, whether practicing, retired, or pursuing a different profession. We bring alumni together with the School 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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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.
From providing tests and contact tracing, to administering patient care and leading interdisciplinary teams, nurses and midwives have been essential to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic response. Profiles of five School of Nursing alumni Illustrate their unique roles, challenges, and how Badger nurses change lives.
Before she passed away, School of Nursing alumna Nancy Seegers Schaper donated her nursing pin back to the School with instructions to pass it on to a deserving nurse who both emulated the Wisconsin Idea and had an infectious passion for nursing. Laura Block, a 2020 graduate, received Schaper’s pin this past May.
News from Badger nurses, first responders during the pandemic.
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