Despite Julianna Manske’s years as a nurse educator and acute care outpatient oncology nurse, she was overwhelmed in 2016 when she became a frontline public health nurse in suburban Milwaukee. The local health department, Manske, MSN, RN, OCN, quickly learned, is where residents turn for answers to all manner of health-related questions, ranging from how to avoid the stomach bug circulating the schools to how to handle a dog bite to the risks of long-term radon exposure.
School of Nursing Announces the Canary Savage Girardeau Award for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
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.
Maichou Lor Named 2022-23 UW–Madison Outstanding Woman of Color
School of Nursing Assistant Professor Maichou Lor ’11, MS’12, Cert’14, PhD’17, RN, has been named one of UW–Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color for the 2022-23 year.
UW–Madison Health Professions Schools Partnership in Continuing Education Earns Reaccreditation with Commendation
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, which offers continuing education for practicing healthcare providers throughout their careers, earned special recognition during its recent reaccreditation cycle.
School of Nursing Alumna Named Dean of College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UW–Eau Claire
Dr. Kristen Abbott-Anderson, an alumna of the UW–Madison School of Nursing, was named the new dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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.
Celebrating 50 Years of Alumnihood
The class of 1972 reflects on fifty years of nursing service.
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.