In Collaboration with
American Association of College of Nursing and The University of Tennessee College of Nursing
About The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.
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.
How To Nominate An Extraordinary Nursing Faculty Member
Download the interactive nomination form (PDF) and submit. This form includes a space for you to share an example of the nominee’s excellence in education and to rate the nominee on the following criteria:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Serves as a role model of professional nursing
Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates students
Develops collaborative working relationships with students and colleagues
Demonstrates interest in and respect for learners
Is fair and unbiased in his/her treatment of individual students.
Uses personal attributes (e.g., caring, confidence, patience, integrity and flexibility) that facilitate learning
Review and Award Process
All nominations received by March 22, 2013 will be considered. All faculty members are eligible for nomination and will be notified. A blinded selection committee composed of non-nominated faculty members, community, and advisory members will review nominations and make the final selection. The winner will be announced during the May Commencement Ceremony.
To learn more about the DAISY Faculty Award Program visit their website: (http://daisyfoundation.org/faculty-award).