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Young Alumni Award Nominations Due July 1st

  • 3 June 2022
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The Young Alumni Award is presented in recognition of exemplary dedication to the profession of nursing to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to nursing education, research, and/or service in the first 10 years of their nursing career post baccalaureate.


  1. Be a living graduate of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.
  2. Be in their first 10 years of their Nursing career post baccalaureate.
  3. Be willing to be available to attend the award ceremony.
  4. Not currently a member of the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Board of Trustees or Alumni Advisory Council.
  5. Exhibits the importance of a nursing education by fulfilling the following criteria:
  1. Demonstrates by her/his actions initiative to lead by example through excellence in the discipline of nursing.
  2. Consistently demonstrates excellence in care by going above and beyond the basic standards of care as endorsed by patients, team members, ancillary staff, and community in which the alumni serves.
  3. Currently engaged in a minimum of four (4) of the following:
    1. One or more Daisy nominations or equivalent professional organization recognition for excellence in patient care;
    2. Currently pursuing additional education, certification, or advanced degree;
    3. Achieved Professional Nurse Development Program (PNDP) status or professional organization equivalent;
    4. Actively engaged in research effort outside their daily job description;
    5. Actively engaged in professional organization committee, leadership position preferred;
    6. Implementation of new and/or improved evidence based practice with notable outcomes for either their interdisciplinary work team and/or patient care;
    7. Currently an active preceptor in their nursing discipline;
    8. Currently volunteers within the organization and/or community a minimum of 100+ hours annually;
    9. “Wild Card” Any initiative, participation, collaboration, or engagement which positively impacts the field of nursing, medicine, organization, or community.


  1. Nominations may be submitted by alumni, faculty, staff, students, family, self, and administrators.
  2. All nomination packets must include the following:
    1. Completed nomination form
    2. A letter of nomination explaining why the nominee meets the qualifications
    3. Other details or pertinent data that might prove helpful in supporting the nomination.
  3. Completed nomination packets are submitted to the Director of Alumni Affairs – Dr. June Cowell-Oates.


  1. The Alumni Advisory Council will review all nominations and base their endorsement upon the contents submitted in the nomination packet.
  2. Decisions are subject to final approval by the President of the    

To nominate an alum for this award, please download a nomination form. Once completed, send the form and additional materials needed to June Cowell-Oates at [email protected]. Questions? Email June or call her at 314.454.8694.

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