2023 Campbell Award Winner - Tka Edwards

Meet Columbia Nursing’s 2023 Campbell Award Winner

Tka Edwards has received the  Campbell Award, given annually to a graduating student at each Columbia University school. 

The award, established in 2016 by the Columbia Trustees and Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), recognizes exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit as exemplified by the late Bill Campbell ’62CC, ’64TC, chair emeritus, university trustee, and CAA co-founder. 

Edwards, a registered nurse, is pursuing her doctorate degree in advanced nursing practice with a focus on family medicine, and will graduate with her DNP this month. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Greater New York Black Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Nurse Practitioner Association, and Graduate Student Nurse Association. At Columbia, she served as a student ambassador, peer leader, peer mentor, clinical preceptor, and outreach coordinator for the Columbia Student Nurses Association. She also participated in the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York’s State Capital Day to lobby legislators on policies affecting NPs.  

She has a special interest in primary care, complementary medicine, and cardiology with the goal of increasing access to holistic health care for communities. She enjoys travel, self-care, and encouraging others to do the same.