About the NAO
The NAO is an independent 501 (c)3 that provides the link between the UW–Madison School of Nursing and its alumni. The purpose of NAO is to promote fellowship and recognition among the alumni of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing; cooperate with the School in advancing its programs; aid the school in furthering high standards of professional nursing education and practice; and assist students in various ways, including, but not limited to, scholarships and awards recognizing academic achievement and/or financial need.
Who We Are
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Nurses Alumni Organization (NAO) was founded in 1927, shortly after the first class graduated from the School of Nursing. All alumni of the UW-Madison School of Nursing become members of the NAO when they graduate — 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.
What We Do
The Nurses Alumni Organization coordinates several signature events and programs to benefit UW-Madison nursing students and alumni. They include, but are not limited to:
- Annual Homecoming Tailgate and Tickets
- Alumni Awards
- Fall Career Fair – for students and alumni
- Student Scholarships
- Graduation Celebration and Pinning Awards