Alumna earns Sigma mentorship award
- January 31, 2018
Carlson earned MSN from School in 1976
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.