Implementing The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurse Educators in the Clinical Setting

We hope you will add your Nurse Educators to your DAISY recognition program and honor the extraordinary work they do in improving practice and advancing patient care through teaching, precepting, and mentoring. Nominations for The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurse Educators will typically come from internal staff, so it is important to have a process in place to make them aware of the opportunity to nominate for this application of The DAISY Award.

Suggested Criteria:

  • Has empathy and compassion which fosters deep connections and creates a safe and supportive environment.
  • Possesses effective communication skills including active listening, and the ability to articulate ideas and present information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor for nursing by leading by example and nurturing leadership qualities that will assist in continued professional development.
  • Is adaptable and flexible, embracing change and able to modify teaching methods to meet a diverse range of needs.
  • Models a love of learning and is committed to lifelong learning and professional development.
  • Establishes clear learning outcomes and provides constructive feedback.
  • Builds collaborative working relationships.

A sample call for nominations invitation for The Nurse Educator Award and a sample nomination form featuring all of our other offerings beyond direct care can be found in our online Resource Center.

Presenting the Award:

Just like your award celebrations for your direct care nurses, the presentation occurs in a location that allows recipients to be surrounded and celebrated by their colleagues. The recognition ceremony, coordinated by the DAISY Committee, can be a surprise for the recipient if logistically possible.

The package for the DAISY Award for Nurse Educators includes:

  • Award certificate (this is a PowerPoint slide that will be emailed)
  • DAISY Foundation portfolio for the award certificate
  • DAISY Educator Honoree Pin
  • Healer's Touch sculpture

If you are already a DAISY partner and are ready to move forward, you can order The DAISY Nurse Educator Award package(s), by completing our order form in the Resource Center. If you need help logging into the Resource Center or placing your order, please contact your Regional Program Director.

If you need more information or have additional questions about the Nurse Educator Award, please complete this form