Alumni recognized for nursing excellence

By Laura Gasque

In celebration of Nurses Week 2024, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing on-campus clinical partners UAB Medicine and Children’s of Alabama recognized a number of the School’s 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 receiving 2024 awards for nursing excellence included:

UAB Medicine

Assistant Nurse Manager/Team Lead Excellence

Caryn Curry, BSN, RN (BSN 2021)

Stephen Kircus, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC (BSN 2021)

Cowanda Reynolds, BSN, RN (BSN 1990)

Excellence in Nursing

Rebekah Clark, BSN, RN (BSN 2022)

Tess Diggs, MSN, RN (MSN 2022)

Kaitlyn York Gray, BSN, RN, BMTCN (BSN 2022)

Zachary McElroy, BSN, RN (BSN 2018)

Linsey Slay, BSN, RN, CCRN (BSN 2018)

Leadership Excellence

Katie Brooks, MSN, RN, CPAN (MSN 2019)

Donna Purvis, MSN, RN, NE-BC (BSN 1988, MSN 2014)

Amy Roberson, MSM, BSN, NE-BC (BSN 2000)

Amber Lemon, MSN, BSN, RN (BSN 2015)

Children’s of Alabama

Advanced Practice Excellence

Elizabeth Watts, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC/PC (MSN 2015)

Educational Excellence

Amanda Morris, MSN, RN, NPD-BC (BSN 2001)

Leadership Excellence

Alyssa Cooper, MSN, RN, NPD-BC (BSN 1987)

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