“I don’t think we have recognized all the ways the Badger Nurse Network might benefit the school and alumni.”Peggy Zimdars, ’73
Badger Nurses Change Lives
Badger Nurse Network Members
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.
Share Ideas, Resources, and Insights
Members help the School improve its understanding of the healthcare issues facing their communities by participating in special Badger Nurse Network conference calls and surveys. Topics include the nursing workforce shortage, research areas, continuing education opportunities, policy positions, and community health.
Reach Out to Classmates
Members grow the Badger Nurse Network by reaching out to former classmates and inviting them to participate.
Meet Our Alumni
A member of the first cohort of the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program, internationally educated Aniqueka Scott Moulton is a registered nurse for UW Health, working in the acute medical/progressive care unit where the team specializes in respiratory illness, including patients with COVID-19.
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.
Following in the footsteps of her great-grandmother, grandmother, and aunt, Emily Hanna is the fourth in her family to take part in UW’s nursing program. The generations of women in her family who studied nursing before her served as inspiration and motivation for her to pursue the same path.
A Rhinelander, Wisconsin, native and proud School of Nursing alumna, Judy Porter wanted to provide the same educational opportunities that she had to future Badger nurses from northern Wisconsin. Her husband honored her last wish by establishing the Judy Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Dwayne Dobschuetz, APRN, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at Northwestern Medicine and University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing alumnus, started checking in on older patients, as he rode his bicycle home from work. The experience inspired him to go back to school at age 65 to become an advanced practice nurse, and led to his current home care role.
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