DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students® Nomination

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students® recognizes Nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in caring and have made a profound nurse-patient connection that makes all the difference to patients and their families.

Evaluation Criteria

5 points
Above Expectations
3 points
Meets Expectations
1 point

Nomination demonstrates how student:

  • Demonstrates excellence in caring OR
  • Demonstrates a profound nurse-patient connection that makes a significant difference to patients and their families OR
  • Demonstrates compassionate care of patients and families.
Actions significantly exceed expectationsActions moderately exceed expectationsActions meet expectations

Total points

5 points possible  


Fall Awards: September 30th
Spring Awards: February 28th

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Each DAISY in Training Award Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his school and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY in Training Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.