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), supported the UW–Madison School of Nursing as it collaborated 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 participated in clinics at locations such as University Health Services, UnityPoint Meriter, Sauk County, Walworth County, and The Ho-Chunk Nation Vaccination efforts in Baraboo.

The BN-CoVED grant supported 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 7/6/2021)

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

“The person who had given me my shot was an undergraduate nursing student at UW–Madison. She was competent and caring. More important, she was donating her time to address the largest, deadliest public health challenge facing Wisconsin and the nation in a hundred years. She was contributing her energy and expertise to a vital national effort to protect the health and lives of her fellow citizens.”

Kevin Reilly, former president, University of Wisconsin System

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

Position title: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor and Sekelsky Professor in Education Innovation


Jessica Coburn, PhD, MSN, RN, CNL

Position title: Associate Clinical Professor


Jennifer Drake, MS, RN

Position title: Clinical Instructor


Pam McGranahan, DNP, RN

Position title: Clinical Professor, DNP Program Director


Barbara Pinekenstein, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN

Position title: Clinical Professor, Richard E. Sinaiko Professor in Health Care Leadership


Anthony Schiefelbein

Position title: Database Manager


Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Position title: Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor