Alumni recognized for nursing excellence

Excellence in Nursing Awards

By Laura Gasque

In celebration of Nurses Week 2023, clinical partners recognized several University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumni and a current student. UAB Medicine and Children’s of Alabama recognized UABSON alumni for nursing knowledge, technical skills, clinical leadership and mentorship. UAB Medicine’s Clinical Excellence in Nursing Awards are the highest honor available for nursing staff within the UAB Health System.

Alumni and students receiving 2023 awards for nursing excellence included:

UAB Medicine

Assistant Nurse Manager/Team Lead Excellence

  • Emily Allums, BSN, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, BSN 2016
  • Kelsey Jones, BSN, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, MSN (NHSA) student
  • Katie Mitchell, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, Assistant Nurse Manager, BSN 2015
  • Rachel Resha, BSN, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, BSN 2006
  • Caroline Thompson, BSN, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, BSN 2020
  • Tyler Tubbs, BSN, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, BSN 2020
  • Leslie Williams, MSN, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, MSN 2017

Excellence in Nursing

  • Jennifer Pouyadou, BSN, RN Level 2, MEDSURG-BC, BSN 2017
  • Samuel Robison, MSN, RN Level 2, MSN 2021
  • Kimberly Schober, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, BSN 2020
  • Madison Shelby, BSN, RN, BSN 2021
  • Carla Sims, RN, OCN, BSN 1996

Leadership Excellence

  • Kimberly Scott, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC, LSSGB, Nurse Manager, BSN 2010, MSN 2014
  • Kesha Thurston, DNP, MSHQS, CRNA, Nurse Manager, BSN 1998, MNA 2006, DNP 2019
  • Emily Willcutt, BSN, RN, Supervisor, BSN 2011

Children’s of Alabama

Advanced Practice Excellence

  • Belle Peters, MSN 2013

Acute Care Excellence

  • Natalie Allums, BSN 2014

To see event photos, view our Excellence in Nursing Awards photo gallery on Flickr.

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