Alumna earns Sigma mentorship award

Carlson earned MSN from School in 1976
Carlson Liz headshot croppedDr. Elizabeth CarlsonBy Laura Lesley
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing alumna Elizabeth A. Carlson, PhD, has received the Lucie S. Kelly Mentor Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing.

Carlson was presented the award at Sigma’s 44th Biennial Convention on Oct. 30, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Carlson, Professor and Chair of the department of adult health and gerontological nursing in the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the UAB School of Nursing in 1976.

In 2016, Carlson received the Marie O’Koren Alumni Award for Innovation in Leadership from the School. Her history of sustained contributions to teaching, practice and research includes her instrumental work in the development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Rush University. Together with colleagues, she is currently studying DNP-PhD collaboration and the role it plays in advancing nursing as a profession.

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.

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