Nurses of Influence Banquet

Nurses of Influence Banquet

Honoring nurses and nursing advocates

The annual Nurses of Influence Banquet honors our community of outstanding nurses and nursing leaders and affirms the strong bonds between the UW School of Nursing and our community partners and acknowledges the many ways the profession of nursing improves health and touches lives.

We invite you to join us for this year’s Nurses of Influence Banquet

Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Husky Union Building Lyceum (Room 160)
4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Registration will open in early 2020.


2017 Distinguished Nurses Awards

2017 Award recipients

The UW School of Nursing will present five awards to outstanding graduates and other exceptional individuals in the greater nursing community.

Distinguished Alumni Award

This award recognizes a UW School of Nursing graduate whose career in nursing exemplifies excellence in clinical practice, leadership in professional organizations, outstanding accomplishments, and contributions to the community. Only graduates of the UW School of Nursing are eligible for this award.

Distinguished Researcher Award

This award recognizes an individual whose research, professional achievements and cumulative contributions have brought personal distinction, enhanced the profession, improved the welfare of the general public and brought honor and prestige to their field.

Distinguished Practitioner Award

This award honors a nurse who demonstrates excellence in nursing care, serves as an advocate for patients, families and/or communities, makes a recognizable difference through their practice and embodies the essence of the nursing profession.

Distinguished Diversity Advocate Award

This award honors a nurse who advocates for the needs of underrepresented populations and communities, encourages dialogue and reflection regarding societal power imbalances; and demonstrates leadership in promoting diversity in nursing.

Distinguished Advocate, Administrator, Leader

This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in nursing advocacy, patient advocacy, administration and leadership; serves as a champion for the nursing profession, actively seeks to improve nursing management, administration and goes above and beyond across the nursing practice continuum.

Peter Dyer Heart of Nursing Award

The award acknowledges an individual or group who embodies the ideals of the UW School of Nursing and whose leadership, dedication, and contributions reflect an ongoing commitment to advance the nursing profession. This award was created in honor and memory of Peter Dyer – nursing advocate, donor, and friend.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors who made this event possible:


  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Overlake Medical Center & Clinics
  • Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
  • Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
  • Molina Healthcare