2022 Distinguished Alumni Award and Decade 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.

Please review previous recipients here

The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 1.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes nurses who have demonstrated achievement or distinction in their career, in their contributions to their communities, or to the Yale School of Nursing. 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


The Decade Award recognizes 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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