As alumni, you are a crucial part of the the UW-Madison School of Nursing community. With over 10,000 graduates worldwide, the Badger nurse network continues to transform healthcare in Wisconsin and around the globe. We are here to support you in all the places your UW -Madison nursing degree takes you. Now, you inspire us. We look to you as experienced nurses, educators, and researchers for inspiration and support to share with the next generation of nurse leaders.
Connect with Your Fellow Alumni
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.
Join Badger Bridge
This online tool keeps UW–Madison alumni, students, and staff connected. You can reconnect with fellow Badgers, give back to others as a career mentor, meet new Badgers close to home, explore job opportunities, and more.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the opportunities.
Philanthropy among our alumni and other generous donors positions the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing as a driving force behind patient safety and quality of care in the twenty-first century. As a result of donor generosity, Signe Skott Cooper Hall, with its world-class technology, innovative educational spaces, and cutting-edge research, will come well equipped to prepare tomorrow’s nursing leaders in health care. Thanks to philanthropy, nursing’s reach will extend far out into communities across Wisconsin and beyond.
News & Events
- International Expert on Media Portrayal of Nurses—Video Available!On May 10, School of Nursing alumna Dr. MarySue Heilemann gave a lecture on her work to make nurse characters more realistic and offered a colloquium on her research about using storytelling to treat depression.
- Learning in LossNurses made a difference during the most difficult experience of her life. Now Chelsea Adams ’16 wants to do the same.
- April 11Building a Culture of Wellness: Can Comics Improve Our Health?Public Talk from MK Czerwiec (aka Comic Nurse) 1:00 PM, 1121 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
- April 11Workshop: Reflective Drawing for Recovery, Resilience, and CareWorkshop with MK Czerwiec (aka Comic Nurse) 2:30 PM, 1321 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
- April 14MNRS Reception 6:45 PM, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Recognizing School of Nursing Alumni
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.