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Recognizing Excellence: Nominate BYU Nursing Students and Faculty for DAISY Awards

The DAISY Faculty and Student Awards offer colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program that allows them to show appreciation for their nursing faculty's inspirational influence on students and to celebrate nursing students who demonstrate a commitment to care, compassion, and the nurse-patient connection. Additionally, BYU is presenting an award called the Circle of Influence Award, which recognizes staff members in the BYU College of Nursing. It allows the college to celebrate staff members who demonstrate a commitment to service rooted in compassion.

As a BYU student or faculty member, you have the opportunity to recognize and emphasize the spiritually enlarging impact of a BYU education. Nominate your mentors and students for these special awards, and let us continue to inspire and uplift each other on this noble journey of nursing.

Visit the links below to nominate a BYU student, faculty or staff member. Nominations close on October 14th, 2023.

DAISY Extraordinary Student Award form:

DAISY Extraordinary Faculty Award form:

The Circle of Influence Staff Award Form:

DAISY Foundation History

In 1999, Patrick Barnes was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia) at the age of 33. During his eight-week hospitalization, his family was deeply moved by the kindness and compassion of the nurses, which eased their minds and made a significant difference in their hospital experience. After Patrick's passing, the Barnes family decided to honor him by creating the DAISY Award (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) to express gratitude to nurses for their extraordinary care. Pat's wife, Tena, initiated this program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and it has since become a widely adopted tool for recognizing and appreciating nurses in healthcare organizations and nursing schools worldwide.

The DAISY Foundation extends its appreciation to nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty through initiatives that acknowledge their exceptional care and impact. By celebrating these individuals, DAISY underscores the significance of empathy in the realm of healthcare. These awards are not just about acknowledging clinical expertise; they are a celebration of the heart of nursing—the Christlike compassion that makes a profound impact on patients and their families. By participating in the DAISY Awards, you have the power to inspire and uplift your peers and mentors, creating a culture of excellence that benefits everyone in the nursing community.