The School of Nursing Chapter of the UAB National Alumni Society presented to the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award to Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF. Morin earned her DSN at the UAB School of Nursing in 1987. “My education at the UAB School of Nursing provided the foundation upon which I have continued to develop my leadership abilities,” Morin notes, “I am forever grateful for that foundation and for the incredible honor of receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award.”

Morin began her career as a nurse educator teaching undergraduate courses in maternal-child health nursing, research, leadership, and management. She currently teaches graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she serves as both a professor and director of the PhD program. Additionally, she serves as president of the Sigma Tau International—a post she has held since 2009. Morin previously served as a director of Sigma Tau International and president-elect.

She has received national recognition for her teaching expertise, including the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses in 1999 and the Excellence in Teaching Award for the National League for Nursing in 2003. In addition, she has been inducted into the National League for Nursing’s academy of Nursing Education Fellows (ANEF).


Why Choose UAB?

why choose uab

Among the top 5 percent of nursing schools, 13th nationally, 3 master's specialty tracks highly ranked, 
1 in the top 10, ranked BSN, PhD and DNP programs



Global Nursing Leaders


The School has broken ground on a $32 million, more than 72,000-square-foot expansion and renovation that will transform nursing education, practice and research


Veterans Administration Initiatives
Learn more about the VA Nursing Academic Partnership, VA National Quality Scholars, Veterans CAN! and many other Veteran-centered initiatives


PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center
More than 20 years of global nursing leadership. One of 10 in the U.S., one of 42 in the world


Transformational Research
Leading the transformation of health and health care through innovations in education, research and clinical care 


Nurse-Managed Clinical Care
Four nurse-managed clinics, one primary care and three transitional, provide high-quality health care to vulnerable populations


Primary Care Scholars
Graduate Nursing Education Primary Care Scholars are learning the tools necessary to provide primary care in Alabama's rural-designated counties