University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Alumna Carol Y. Wilson, RN, BSN, has received the Anne M. Smith Award for Excellence in Public Health Nursing from the Alabama Public Health Association (AlPHA).
Wilson works as Nurse Supervisor for the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Area 8. She has served ADPH for 28 years as clinic nurse, area nursing director and nurse supervisor. Wilson was selected for the award based on her track record of exemplifying AlPHA’s mission of assuring conditions in which individuals, families and communities can be healthy utilizing the unique expertise of public health nurses to assess, plan and implement, and prevent disease.
Wilson earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the UAB School of Nursing in 1977.
The UAB School of Nursing is ranked 13th in overall graduate programs, among the top five public schools of nursing in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and offers innovative bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, including the state’s only PhD in Nursing degree and a DNP degree offering BSN, MSN and Nurse Anesthesia Pathways; more than 10 specialty nurse practitioner tracks, advanced nursing executive majors in administration and informatics, and an Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) for students who already have one degree.