Nurses of Influence Awards

Honoring nurses and nursing advocates

The Nurses of Influence Awards are designed to honor our community’s outstanding nurses and nursing leaders. Nominations are now closed.

You can view our 2020 Nurses of Influence Awardees by visiting this page

Nurses of Influence Award Categories

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.

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.

Dr. C. June Strickland Distinguished Diversity & Transcultural Nursing 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. This award is named in honor of C. June Strickland, Ph.D., RN, Cherokee, from the family of Hawkins and her career-long work in prevention science and translation/transcultural research with American Indians in the Pacific Northwest. In her words, “We are part of the world and the world is part of us…global is local.”

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.