Built to Be Badass

2022 Campaign + Contest

Our “Built to Be Badass” campaign kicked off during the 2022 National Nurses Week and was hugely successful. At its core, “Built to Be Badass” celebrates the profession of nursing, the nurses of today and tomorrow, the history of nursing, and the history of Oak Point University as an institution that’s educated nurses since 1914

The campaign features nurses and their stories with the goal to celebrate and empower them. We want to tell the world that what nurses do every day is not only difficult but highly challenging—in all aspects—emotionally, physically, and intellectually. And they do their jobs with empathy, grace, determination, and grit. Nurses are smart, resilient, and resourceful like no other. They are true badasses.

BSN and Family Nurse Practitioner alum Vanessa Pryzbyla
Alum Diane Cable
Alum Cesar Huerta
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Alum Ashley Tomasewski
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Alum Mary Hansen Davis
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BSN and Family Nurse Practitioner alum Vanessa Pryzbyla Alum Diane Cable Alum Cesar Huerta BADASS-ALUM-FAC-5697-OakPointUni-Enviroment_LaTisaFoscett-Gonzalez_553_1600x1067x72 BADASS-NON-ALUM-WINNER-5697-OakPointUni-Enviroment_ColinOrr_163_1600x1067x72 Alum Ashley Tomasewski BADASS-NON-ALUM-5697-OakPointUni-Enviroment_MaryGailForrester_016_1600x1067x72 BADASS-ALUM-5697-OakPointUni-Enviroment_SarahHussain_283_1600x1067x72 Alum Mary Hansen Davis BADASS-NON-ALUM-5697-OakPointUni-Enviroment_JosephVelasco_954_1600x1067x72

2022 Calling All #BadassNurses Contest

Congrats to the Winners, Cesar Huerta and Colin Orr!

Cesar Huerta, RN, BSN, MSHI, is a Quality Reporting Analyst at Access Community Health Network. He received 1,240 of 3,740 votes to win the Oak Point University alum category.

Colin Orr, RN, BSN, PHRN, is an ER Nurse at Rush Copley Medical Center. He received 1,149 of 4,300 votes to win the non-alum category.

They each win badass vacation packages for two and will be featured in phase two of our Built to Be Badass campaign. From all of us at Oak Point University, thank you for your countless contributions to our communities. Bon voyage!

More than 8,000 votes were cast for our 18 finalists in our inaugural Calling All #BadassNurses Contest! Thank you to all who voted and nominated a #BadassNurse!

Meet the Finalists Below!

By the Numbers

2022 Contest Stats

18

Finalists Selected

425+

Nurses Nominated

8K

Votes Received

The Campaign

We’re excited to launch our “Built to Be Badass” campaign during the 2022 National Nurses Week. At its core, “Built to Be Badass” celebrates the profession of nursing, the nurses of today and tomorrow, the history of nursing, and the history of Oak Point University as an institution that’s educated nurses since 1914

The campaign features nurses and their stories with the goal to celebrate and empower them. We want to tell the world that what nurses do every day is not only difficult but highly challenging—in all aspects—emotionally, physically, and intellectually. And they do their jobs with empathy, grace, determination, and grit. Nurses are smart, resilient, and resourceful like no other. They are true badasses.

Meet Nastassja W. MSN ’14

Meet Nastassja W. MSN ’14

Daughter of a Nurse. Critical Care Nurse. Family Nurse Practitioner.
Meet Fount H. BSN ’16

Meet Fount H. BSN ’16

U.S. Army Veteran. Special Agent. Resource Pool Registered Nurse.
Meet Jacinta S. BSN ’13

Meet Jacinta S. BSN ’13

Chicago Sports Marketer. Registered Nurse. Director at a Top Children’s Hospital.
Meet Chauncey I., BSN ’14

Meet Chauncey I., BSN ’14

NCAA Division I Athlete. Personal Trainer. Trauma ICU Nurse.
Meet Katy R., BSN ’15

Meet Katy R., BSN ’15

From a Real Estate Consultant to an Outpatient Nurse.
Meet Jodie B., BSN ’18

Meet Jodie B., BSN ’18

A Travel Nurse in the COVID hotspot.
Meet Paige K., BSN ’16

Meet Paige K., BSN ’16

The ER The OR And finally the Air Force.

Campaign Videos

  • 04:36
    Oak Point University on WGN Daytime Chicago
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    359 views
    2 years ago
  • 02:34
    Inverview with Oak Point University Dean
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    403 views
    12 months ago
  • 01:45
    Interview with Oak Point Alum Ashley Tomasewski
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    89 views
    12 months ago
  • 04:32
    Oak Point University on WGN Daytime Chicago
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    133 views
    one year ago
  • 01:50
    Oak Point University // Summer 2022 Commencement
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    114 views
    2 years ago

Campaign Radio Spots

WGN Radio May 6 Takeover // Kicking Off National Nurses Week

  • Dr. Bryan J. Watkins Talks with WGN’s Bob Sirott
  • Dr. Melissa Murphey Speaks with WGN’s Lisa Dent
  • Dr. Chris Galloway Speaks with WGN’s Lisa Dent
  • Chauncey Incarnato Speaks with WGN’s John Williams

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