Badger Nurse Network

Badger Nurse Network members

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More About the Badger Nurse Network

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Why should I join the BNN?

The Badger Nurse Network is a professional group for UW–Madison School of Nursing Alumni, current students, faculty, and staff who are active in the nursing community. The network connects alumni together to share insights, resources, and ideas on healthcare and workforce challenges. With members in over 47 states, 10 countries, and 100+ cities across the country, the BNN is a resource for current nursing students to connect with Badger nurses in areas they may want to relocate to. The group also allows School of Nursing alumni to stay connected to their classmates and the profession.

While student-alumni connections are a valuable part of the BNN, the network is not just for practicing nurses. Whether you’re practicing, retired, or pursuing a different profession, the Badger Nurse Network needs your feedback on how your nursing education has contributed to your professional and personal development.

What do BNN members do?

  • Engage and Stay Informed: Badger Nurse Network members stay engaged with the School of Nursing through emails, social media, and events when possible. BNN members have access to special events, lectures, and updates on the School.
  • Reach Out to Classmates: Members grow the Badger Nurse Network by reaching out to former classmates and inviting them to participate.
  • Provide Alumni Insight: Our soon-to-be graduates are looking for alumni to assist with relocation insight, career progression, and networking opportunities.
  • Assist with Graduate Research: Our BNN members volunteer to assist with research studies and other scholarly projects that our current PhD and DNP students are conducting.
  • Volunteer: Members volunteer in multiple ways throughout the year. For example, members are asked to serve as mock interviewers for graduating students to assist in job application preparation.

Who can join the BNN?

The Badger Nurse Network is open to all UW–Madison School of Nursing alumni, current students, staff, and faculty.

How can I join the BNN?

There are currently 2,000+ Badger Nurse Network members engaging on the Badger Nurse Network Facebook group. You can follow the link to request your membership!

Not on Facebook? No problem! We have over 200 members that are not part of the Facebook group. Please send an email to to join the network! Current BNN members craft and send monthly updates to our BNN members to keep them informed, engaged, and aware of upcoming volunteering events and initiatives.

Meet Some BNN Members

  • Grace Long makes the W hand sign in her cap and gown.

    Where are they now? Alumni Feature: Grace Long ’19

    Grace Long ’19 talks about her career post-graduation, why she loves UW-Madison, and the challenges facing nurses today.

  • Rothnak Seng

    Where Are They Now? Q&A with Sirirothnak Seng ’20

    Sirirothnak Seng ’20 talks about why she loved the ABSN program and the journey to her current position in the cardiovascular ICU at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, working with patients who have had heart and lung transplants.

  • Jordan Langer with Emma Kowieski outside Signe Skott Cooper Hall.

    Bittersweet Gratitude

    Most phone calls made around 3:14 a.m. hold unexpected news, often delivering heartbreaking information. I received one of those phone calls the morning of May 3, 2023. My dear aunt was undergoing multiple organ failure as a result of health complications that had compounded throughout the previous weeks. I quickly got myself together and made my way to University Hospital.

  • Q&A with Leah Roscoe ’06

    Leah Roscoe '06 currently works as a clinical instructor at the UW–Madison School of Nursing. She talks about her nursing journey, the most rewarding part of her job, and advice for current and future students.

  • More BNN Profiles

Contact Us

Jordan Langer

Position title: Advancement Manager


Phone: 608-262-1179

5173 Signe Skott Cooper Hall