Target Group:  Basic BSN and RN-BSN Students

Policy Type:  Revision


To provide a mechanism for recognizing senior students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and competency achievements.


The nursing program will recognize outstanding graduates annually at the baccalaureate ceremony. Awards include:

  1. Outstanding BSN student
    • Superior academic achievement
  2. Outstanding RN student
    • Superior academic achievement
  3. Lillian Yeager Leadership Award
    • Established by Dr. Lillian Martin Yeager, Dean from 2000-2006. Recognizes a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the nursing program. A monetary award will be presented during the annual Nursing Baccalaureate ceremony by Michelle Yeager (daughter) or Dean of the School of Nursing.
  4. Other categories to recognize excellence as determined by faculty

Effective Date:  Fall 2000

Approved by:  Admission, Progression, Graduation Committee: February 8, 2010
Approved by:  Council of Nursing Faculty: March 15, 2010