UW Madison School of Nursing BSN student gives COVID vaccination

About BN-CoVED

Badger Nurses Collaborating on Covid-19 Vaccine Education and Delivery (BN-CoVED), supports the UW–Madison School of Nursing as it collaborates with community partners and nursing schools at UW–Eau Claire, UW–Green Bay, UW–Oshkosh and UW–Stevens Point  to vaccinate the public against COVID-19.

Student and faculty volunteers participate in clinics Monday through Saturday including University Health Services, UnityPoint Meriter, Sauk County, Walworth County, and The Ho-Chunk Nation Vaccination efforts in Baraboo.

Badger Nurses Collaborating on Covid-19 Vaccine Education and Delivery (BN-CoVED) is supported by a $185,000 COVID-19 Response Grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and through a philanthropic gift from Activision Blizzard.

The grant supports the coordination, education and deployment of nursing students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers to provide clinic support and vaccine administration, as well as educational programs on preventing spread and making safe choices during the ongoing pandemic.

Badger Nurses & COVID-19

By the Numbers (updated 4/09/2021)

Clinical sites served

Student clinical hours

Faculty clinical hours

Badger Nurses Deliver Vaccinations

BSN student administers COVID vaccination
School of Nursing BSN student administers COVID vaccination
BSN students assist at COVID vaccination clinic

“[The students] worked really hard. Over 1100 people were vaccinated there [Jefferson County, 4/1/2021] yesterday!”

Lori Anderson, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, NCSN Clinical Professor, School of Nursing

Contact Us

The BN-CoVED team is led by Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, and Barbara Pinekenstein, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN. To learn more, email

BN-CoVED Project Team

Lisa C. Bratzke, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director and Honors Program Coordinator

Pam McGranahan, DNP, RN

Clinical Associate Professor, DNP Program Director

Barbara Pinekenstein, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN

Clinical Professor, Richard E. Sinaiko Professor in Health Care Leadership, and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Mariel Schneider

Administrative Assistant, BN-CoVed Project

Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor