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Penn Nursing Alumni Awards

Each year, Penn Nursing recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni.  Please consider nominating a Penn Nursing alumnus by completing this online form and following the instructions for additional documentation.  A list of past Alumni Award winners can be found here.   

The LILLIAN SHOLTIS BRUNNER AWARD for Innovative Practice in Nursing is given for impact on the nursing profession, health care delivery systems, communities, and clients. 

The OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD for Leadership in Nursing recognizes a leader who has or had an outstanding career and/or advanced the profession through practice, research, education, writing, or practice administration.

The EXPERT AWARD for Clinical Excellence
recognizes alumni who demonstrate clinical excellence and embody the professional calling to nursing, are graduates of more than 20 years ago, and currently employed in clinical practice. 

is given to alumni who have contributed to preserving and interpreting the history of nursing at Penn.

The PENN NURSING ALUMNI STUDENT AWARD is given to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, graduating this academic year, who contribute to the achievement of the Alumni Society goals by fostering loyalty to the school and university, maintaining the professional and social bond among their classmates and promoting professional development during their student experience at Penn.  Recipients may be an individual or student group.

The PENN NURSING HONORARY ALUMNI AWARD is given to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the achievement of Penn Nursing Alumni and School of Nursing goals through their personal support of the school and by inspiring loyalty among others.

The RECENT ALUMNI AWARD for Clinical Excellence honors alumni who demonstrate clinical excellence and embody the professional calling to nursing, are graduates within the last ten years, and currently employed in clinical practice.