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Student Awards

Each year, the College of Nursing honors selected students for their academic achievements.

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 (i.e. SNA and/or MSNA); has participated in community service activities above and beyond course requirements; and has volunteered service to promote the College of Nursing in the community.

Note: Students in either the Pre-licensure BSN Program (i.e. Traditional, Part-Time or Accelerated) or the RN to BSN Program are eligible for this award.

Excellence in Professional Nursing Award

This award is presented to a student in the Prelicensure BSN Program (i.e. Traditional, Part-Time or Accelerated) who has consistently demonstrated excellence in clinical nursing practice.

Note: Students in the RN to BSN Program are not eligible for this award.

Innovations in Clinical Practice Award

This award is presented to a student in the RN to BSN Program or a Graduate Nursing Program 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.

Note: Students in the Pre-licensure BSN Program (i.e. Traditional, Part-Time or Accelerated) are not eligible for this award.

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 some effort, 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 or projects involving the prevention or intervention of cancer, particularly breast cancer, or other chronic disease or terminal health condition.