Clinton’s Nomination for DAISY Award Featured on Foundation’s Site
Professor Patricia Clinton, PhD, RN, ARNP, FAANP, assistant dean for graduate programs, was recently acknowledged by the DAISY Foundation as a 2012 DAISY Faculty Award winner.
DAISY, an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, formed as a nonprofit Foundation in November of 1999. It was founded by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).
According to the Foundation’s website, “We created The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses and piloted the program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance whose nurses cared for Patrick during the last weeks of his life. Our goal was to ensure that nurses know how deserving they are of our society's profound respect for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work, and especially for the caring with which they deliver their care.”
Dr. Clinton was presented with the award, which was created “to say ‘thank you’ for the gifts nurses give their patients and families every day,” during the College of Nursing’s annual spring celebration.
The following is an excerpt from one of two nomination letters submitted to the DAISY Foundation:
“We would like to nominate Patricia Clinton to be the recipient for the DAISY Faculty Award.
The criteria for the award state that ‘Candidates should demonstrate evidence of innovation as a Nurse Educator, as an educational leader, and as a mentor and role model to students.’ We believe Pat epitomizes these characteristics and is very much worthy to receive this special award.
Although Pat is highly respected as a champion for children, the unique contribution we would like to highlight is her enormous contribution to the field of psychiatric mental health for the nurse practitioner students at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, as well as to the citizens of Iowa who have limited to no access to a mental health provider in their community.”