Alumni Awards

Nursing Alumni Awards

The School of Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors thanks you for your nominations for our Alumni Awards. The award recipients will be recognized during VUSN Reunion on October 6, 2017. Nominations are due by August 18, 2017. To submit a nomination, use the online form or mail your nomination to: VUSN Alumni Office, Godchaux Hall, Nashville, TN 37240


The Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement in Nursing

The Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement in Nursing is presented annually to a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for outstanding contributions in clinical, patient-centered practice. The honoree is chosen by the Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors from nominations made by alumni and colleagues.

The Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing

The Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing is presented annually to a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing who is a national or international leader in nursing issues. The honoree is chosen by the Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors from nominations made by alumni and colleagues.

Friend of Nursing

The Friend of Nursing Award recognizes significant local or national contributions or both to the profession of nursing from an individual who is not a nurse or Vanderbilt University School of Nursing alumnus.The honoree is chosen by the Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors from nominations made by alumni and colleagues.

The President's Award of Distinction

The President's Award of Distinction is presented to a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing who is recognized for distinguished contributions to nursing and to the community. The honoree is chosen by the President of the Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Honorary Alumnus/a

The Honorary Alumnus/a is awarded from time to time by the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Alumni Association in recognition of significant contributions to the School of Nursing by an individual whose academic credentials were obtained elsewhere. The honoree is chosen by the Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors from nominations made by alumni and colleagues.

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