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Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award

The University of Washington Tacoma Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a UW Tacoma Nursing Program alumni whose career in nursing exemplifies excellence in clinical practice, education or leadership. This award is based on the individual's record of achievement. The award recipient should be able to attend the UW Tacoma Nursing Program Award Ceremony in June to receive the recognition.


Specific criteria include:

  • The nominee must be an alumni: a former student who received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Nursing degree at UW Tacoma
  • The nominee has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and contributions to nursing in leadership, education or practice roles
  • The nominee's selection will bring recognition to UW Tacoma

Nomination Process

Please send a letter of nomination addressing the above criteria to the UW Tacoma Nursing Program by May 1. Include nominee contact information, a description of why the nominee should receive the UW Tacoma Nursing Alumni Award and any supporting documents (resume or curriculum vitae, newspaper clippings, publications, etc.). Send via email to or U.S. mail to:

University of Washington Tacoma
Nursing Program
Campus Box 358421
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma WA 98402

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The Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Program has three awards:  the UWT Nursing Alumni Award; the Community Partner Award; and the MN Scholar Award.  Additionally, graduating master’s students nominate a student to address graduates at the annual hooding ceremony.

Annual Nursing Awards Past Recipients