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DAISY in Training: Call for Nominations

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What is the DAISY in Training Award?
The DAISY in Training Award ™ is designed to remind students – even on the hardest days in nursing school – why they want to be a nurse. By recognizing nursing students who go above and beyond, providing care and compassion 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 health care experience. This is what makes great nurses truly great. If you have been impacted by an outstanding nursing student, we encourage you to nominate!

How to Nominate:
Option 1: Submit a hard copy nomination form to the Office of Student Services in the College of Nursing Building (37 CNB).

Option 2: Submit an online nomination form at:

Option 3: If you have a smart phone or tablet, scan the barcode located on the fliers in the College of Nursing Building or at UIHC and you will be directed to the website that contains a nomination form.

*If you have any questions about nominating or need help, please contact the student’s preceptor for more information!

A Note from The DAISY Foundation
We are very proud to partner with UIANS to start the very first DAISY in Training Award program. We are committed to this program because we know that nursing school is just plain tough. Learning the clinical skills, the technology, the tasks of tending to people when they are ill is a lot to master. Your standards are high. When you are acquiring skills that will impact the life and health of others, mastery is all you will accept. Moreover, getting good grades to assure you get the job you want can be all-consuming in the competitive world of nursing school. So it is easy when you are in the thralls of learning the science of nursing to lose sight of the art of caring.

We at The DAISY Foundation, having honored more than 35,000 nurses with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, have met so many nursing students who have shared with us their insight into the difficulty of their studies. But they have also shared their passion for the heritage of the nursing profession. They speak of the reason they chose to become nurses – to provide patients and their families with the care that is unique to nursing: brilliant clinical skill, delivered with compassion, kindness, and sensitivity – the very qualities with which they would want their own family members treated.

Through DAISY in Training Award presentations, nursing students will hear each other’s stories of compassionate care. You will be inspired and motivated not only to provide the best clinical care possible but also to impact your patients and families with human spirit and kindness, two tremendous assets to the art of nursing and healing.

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DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The DAISY Award is an on-going recognition program in partnership with health care organizations that celebrates the extraordinary skill and compassion direct care nurses bring to their patients and families every day. For more information, go to

Posted On: 
Jan 28th, 2013