2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

Please review the criteria below and fill out the form to nominate a fellow YSN graduate that you wish to be recognized for their outstanding nursing achievements. The YSNAA Board of Directors will select the final candidate(s) to be recognized at reunion, tentative for June.

Review awardees from previous years here

Nomination deadline is Friday, February 21.

Criteria for eligibility for nomination include excellence in one or more of the following areas:

Teaching and Scholarship
Clinical Practice
Leadership
Innovation in developing solutions to improve health of populations
Systems/Organizations
Advocacy and policy influence
Research
Community/Society
YSN Growth and Development
Nursing Science


This year, we will be piloting a Decade Award, recognizing outstanding efforts and effective, value-driven outcomes achieved early in a graduate’s nursing career. To be considered for this award, nominees must have received a degree from Yale School of Nursing within the last ten years and still be engaged in pursuits that advance or align with the school’s mission of better health for all people. Nominees should show distinction in the areas of scholarship, leadership, teaching, research, nursing practice, and/or volunteer efforts, over and above what might be expected early in one’s career, which may include demonstrating innovative and/or unprecedented approaches. This award recognizes a promising future in nursing excellence.

Please specify if you are nominating someone for the Decade Award in the form below.

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