The UW–Madison School of Nursing is proud to announce the establishment of a new award. Named in honor of the first Black alumnus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, The Canary Savage Girardeau Award for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion reflects the School of Nursing’s commitment to building health equity through diversity and inclusion in nursing education and health care.
2023 NAO Award Winners
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Nurses Alumni Organization (UW NAO) proudly announces the 2023 NAO Award Winners. Mary Gulbrandsen, MS’74, RN, PNP, has been selected as the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient, and Tolu Oyesanya ’11, MS’12, PhD’16, has earned the 2023 Outstanding Badger Nurse Award.
2022 NAO Award Winners
The UW–Madison Nurses Alumni Organization is proud to announce the 2022 NAO Award Winners. Jean Johnson, MS’78, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been selected as the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient, and Zhiyuan “Effy” Yu ’15, PhD’19, Cert’19, has earned the 2022 Outstanding Badger Nurse Award.
Where Are They Now? Q&A with Treenut Pummanee, PhD’14
Treenut Pummanee, PhD’14, shares highlights from her nursing journey.
A Passion for Mental Health Care Becomes a Personal Legacy
Over the course of her 45-year career, Phyllis Clark Jacobs ’65 shaped the landscape of mental health care and psychiatric nursing.
Nursing in the Wake of 9/11
When Brooke Anderson ’00 joined the military, she dreamed of an exciting career and a chance to travel around Europe. Instead, she was met with a national crisis and deployed to a warzone in the Middle East.
Remembering Distinguished Alumna Barbara Gruendemann
UW–Madison School of Nursing alumna Barbara Gruendemann, PhD, RN, FAAN, CNOR, passed away on July 7, 2022, after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Q&A with Sarah Brzozowski, PhD’21
A conversation with Sarah Brzozowski, PhD’21, who currently works as the Director of Magnet and Nursing Excellence at UW Health.
60 Seconds with New BOV Chair, Nancy Fraser Michalski
Meet Nancy Fraser Michalski ’82, the new chair of the Board of Visitors (BOV), and vice president of med legal services for Elevate Services.
Beyond the Surface
As a senior in high school, Courtney Maurer ’12, DNP’21 thought about a range of careers, including journalism, psychology, and social work. But after seeing the way her grandmother was taken care of in hospice, she discovered her calling to work directly with patients as a nurse.