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About The DAISY Foundation    An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died (at the age of 33) from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).  Patrick’s family was very touched by the remarkable compassion and clinical skill demonstrated by Patrick’s nurses during his illness, so they created DAISY to recognize exceptional nurses everywhere.  The DAISY Foundation is dedicated to saying Thank You to Nurses and is now proud to recognize Nursing Faculty with The DAISY Faculty Award.  

Earning a DAISY Award is within the reach of nursing faculty and nursing students at 165 schools of nursing that have partnered with the program. A combined total of more than 1,000 nursing faculty and students have earned a DAISY Award

Learn more about The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses and The DAISY in Training Award at DAISYfoundation.org.

What Is The DAISY Faculty Award?

The DAISY Foundation, as part of its service to the nursing profession’s role in patient care, established The DAISY Faculty Award. The purpose of this program is to provide to colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program they may use to demonstrate appreciation to faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their nursing students. The Foundation hopes that, in some way, this program will contribute to a positive work environment for faculty in schools.

Nominate an Extraordinary Faculty Member

What Is The DAISY in Training Award

The DAISY in Training Award is designed to remind nursing students, even on their hardest days in nursing school, why you want to be a nurse.  By recognizing nursing students for above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients and their families, we celebrate what it truly means to be a nurse.  We honor the nurse-patient connection that makes all the difference to patients and their families in their healthcare experience and that makes great nurses truly great.

Nominate an Extraordinary Student Nurse

2018 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Daisy Award winners

  • Daisy Faculty Award: Beth Walker, RN, MS, CNE
  • Daisy Faculty Award:  Diane Nunez
  • Daisy in Training Award: Jenna Nassar

2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Daisy Award winners

  • Daisy Faculty Award:  Kathryn Williams
  • Daisy in Training Award (Graduate Student):  Kristel McGhee
  • Daisy in Training Award (Undergraduate Student):  Lauren Iudiciani