The College of Nursing honors students for their academic achievements at the graduation pinning and awards ceremony.
Shirley A. Martin Distinguished Nurse Award
This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional growth. This growth is reflected in voluntary participation in or contribution to programs in the College of Nursing.
Note: Students in either the Graduate or Undergraduate Programs are eligible for this award.
Excellence in College Leadership Award
This award is presented to a student who has actively participated in UMSL's student government and/or in the College of Nursing's student associations (SNA and/or MSNA), completed community service activities above and beyond course requirements, and has volunteered service to promote the College of Nursing in the community. Undergraduate and Graduate nursing students are eligible for this award.
Excellence in Professional Nursing Award
This award is presented to a student in the Prelicensure BSN Program (accelerated or traditional track) who has consistently demonstrated excellence in clinical nursing practice.
Innovations in Clinical Practice Award
This award is presented to a student in the RN to BSN track or a Graduate nursing student who is breaking new ground in nursing science and practice. This is a nurse who visualizes and actively pursues a non-traditional nursing role. By his/her professional activity, this is a nurse who expands professional horizons and advances the nursing profession.
Mary Reardon Castles Award
This award is presented to a Graduate student who has expressed interest and involvement in a research effort. The individual will have contributed substantially to research and scholarship, showing growth toward and interest in research activity.
Nancy Sue Claypool Award
This award is presented to a Graduate student who will be or has been involved in research and projects involving the prevention or intervention of cancer, particularly breast cancer, or other chronic disease or terminal health condition.