DAISY Nurse Leader Nomination

The DAISY Nurse Leader Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and the entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to the nurses in a very public way.

The DAISY Nurse Leader Award recognizes nurses who are extraordinary in the impact they have on compassionate patient care. Honorees can be any nurse leader who impacts patient care directly including supervisors, managers, educators, or nurses who specialize in case management, informatics, or patient flow.

What is the DAISY Award?

This Nurse Leader impacts staff and/or the patient care they manage by:

  • Role Modeling extraordinary behavior
  • Creating an environment where attributes of trust, compassion, mutual respect, continued professional development and ethical behavior are modeled and supported
  • Motivating staff with a shared vision and enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for themselves and their patients
  • Promoting and enhancing the image of nursing with the organization, the community and the profession

To find out more about the program, including the growing list of Partners, please go to www.DAISYFoundation.org.