The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. Patrick's family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to Pat, but to everyone in his family. They wanted to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do everyday.
The DAISY Foundation, as part of its service to the nursing profession’s role in patient care, established The DAISY Faculty Award. Students, faculty, administrators, and hospital employees may nominate a deserving nursing faculty member by filling out a nomination form, available here on April 1, 2015. Teaching, service, practice and scholarship are among the criteria.
Don't let deserving faculty go unrecognized for their exemplary example.