Alumni Awards


Each year, the Nurses Alumni Organization (NAO) salutes alumni who have made significant contributions to the nursing profession that shape research, scholarship, education, and practice. Recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Outstanding Badger Nursing Award exemplify the school’s legacy of excellence in nursing leadership.

The deadline for nominations is September 1 each year. In nominating an individual for this award, please include information on how the nominee demonstrates the characteristics described below. If you have questions, please contact NAO president Madeleine Wentzel at