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DAISY in Training Winner Announced

Katie Bulin DAISY in Training Reward

BSN senior Katie Bulin received the nation’s first DAISY in Training Award™ March 11, 2013, at the College of Nursing Building.

The 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.

UIANS President Jordyn Heiter took the initiative to build on DAISY awards for staff and faculty and approached the DAISY Foundation about developing a similar award for students.

Through DAISY in Training Award presentations, nursing students will hear each other’s stories of compassionate care. Students will be inspired and motivated not only to provide the best clinical care possible but also to impact their 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

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Mar 13th, 2013