Congratulations! You have joined a worldwide community of the most amazing nurses whose practice is renowned not only for outstanding clinical skill, but especially for the special personal acts of kindness and compassion you provide your patients and their families. Your delivery of care is the epitome of the art and science of nursing.
Please remember that once you have been honored with The DAISY Award, you are always a DAISY Honoree. Even if you change organizations or roles, you are entitled to Honoree benefits throughout your career. Being a DAISY Nurse is a life-long designation.
The key to accessing these benefits is to be sure you are registered with us. How do you know if you are registered? You can easily search your name in the search box on www.DAISYfoundation.org, where you will find your picture and story. If it is not there, contact the DAISY Coordinator at the hospital where you were honored. The DAISY Coordinator will confirm your award information and complete the registration process. Once you are registered, we will create your DAISY Spotlight page (see example below) and send the link to the DAISY Coordinator who will share with you. If you are not sure who the DAISY Coordinator is, please contact us for assistance.
Advancing Your Career as A DAISY Nurse
Your Honoree Benefits:
Education: Reduced Tuition at Chamberlain University
Every DAISY Honoree is eligible to receive a reduced tuition rate at Chamberlain University College of Nursing.
The DAISY Honoree Scholarship is available to nurses who have an, active RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an Associate Member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
Chamberlain's DAISY Honoree Scholarship is designed to encourage continuing education in the nursing profession and, assuming Chamberlain's admission requirements are met, may be applied to their:
- RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option
- RN-BSN to MSN Online Option
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Program
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree Program
- Graduate Certificate Program
All scholarships are exclusively administered by Chamberlain University. Additional requirements for all Chamberlain's scholarship programs apply. For more information visit Chamberlain.edu/DAISY and contact a student services advisor at Chamberlain to apply for The DAISY Honoree Scholarship. The application process requires verification of DAISY Honoree status so be prepared to provide a link to your page on our website or present your DAISY Award Certificate, dated and signed by your employer upon request.
We respectfully request DAISY Honorees contact Chamberlain with any questions, not The DAISY Foundation. All scholarship applications must be submitted directly to Chamberlain University, following their scholarship application procedures.
Certification: Reduced Rate from ANCC
DAISY Honorees are eligible to apply for or renew an ANCC certification at a special reduced DAISY rate. This one-time offer is easy to take advantage of when you are registered with DAISY and receive a promotional code. To find out about eligible ANCC Certifications go to: https://www.nursingworld.org/our-certifications/
Continuing Education: The Cherokee Nursing Conference Scholarship Program
You may apply for a scholarship to a conference of your choice to support your professional advancement as a DAISY Honoree. Each year, 10 DAISY Nurses will be selected, based on applications submitted to us. Each receive up to a $2,000 scholarship to attend a conference of their choice. Virtual conferences will be included for the 2021 cycle. View 2020 Recipients here.
The next application is open NOW and closes on Noveember 30, 2020. Check out website for more details or learn more: www.cherokeenursingscholarship.com or to view past recipients, click here.
Medical Missions: DAISY Medical Mission Grants
Do you participate in medical mission work or are you interested in the future? You have demonstrated extraordinary compassion in your daily practice, and we encourage you to take your expertise and your heart to help care for the world's most under-served and vulnerable people.
As an Honoree, you may apply for a medical mission grant. DAISY will reimburse up to $1500.00 of your direct costs when you participate in a medical mission.
To learn more, click here.
Demonstrate Your Continued Commitment to Patient Safety: The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Safety
Each year, in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and sponsored by Hill-Rom, recent DAISY Award or DAISY Team Award Honorees are eligible to be nominated for The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Safety.
This annual award raises awareness of the significant contributions by nurses to patient and workforce safety. We encourage you to talk to your nurse leaders about your contributions to safety in your organization and suggest they nominate you for this unique recognition. Learn about the 2021 recipients here and view the complete list of 2021 nominees by clicking here. You can also read highlights from past recipients (2015-2020) here.
Be Empowered: Your Engagement in Professional Organizations Makes a Difference in Your Career and in Nursing
We strongly encourage you to engage with professional organizations such as the American Nurses Association, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, and your own specialty organizations. Here are 3 special invitations for you as a DAISY Nurse:
An Invitation to Apply for Membership in Sigma, the Honor Society of Nursing
As a DAISY Honoree, you have made an extraordinary difference by demonstrating love, courage, and honor - the core values of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma). Sigma engages a global network of members in developing a vision for the future of nursing and improving world health through scholarship, leadership and service. You have demonstrated your leadership at the bedside and have been recognized for it as a DAISY Nurse. We invite you to apply today to expand your network by joining one of the largest nursing organizations in the world! Learn more about how you can get involved with Sigma at SigmaNursing.org/DAISY.
Society of Pediatric Nurses: Reduced Membership
DAISY Honorees save $10 on your first year's membership (use the code DAISY10 at checkout). SPN membership benefits include:
- • Four FREE member webinars on cutting edge topics in pediatric nursing ($160 value)
- • Discounted Annual Conference registration ($115 savings)
- • Access to the Journal of Pediatric Nursing ($122 value)
- • Access to the Evidence-Based Practice and New Researcher's Toolkits ($50 value)
- • Six issues of SPN e-News
- • Networking opportunities through the SPN Discussion Forums and Annual Conference
- • Annual awards programs recognizing excellence in education, practice and research
- • Member scholarships and research grant programs
- • Networking and continuing education opportunities through local chapters
Learn more about SPN membership and join today by visiting http://www.pedsnurses.org/page/become-a-member
Academy of Forensic Nursing
The Academy of Forensic Nursing has generously offered 15 1-year memberships at no charge to past DAISY Honorees specializing in this area. Apply here or learn more at https://www.goafn.org/
If you attend a nursing conference, please look for our DAISY display, say hello, and get your DAISY Honoree ribbon for your conference ID badge. It will mean so much to us, the Co-founders and staff of The DAISY Foundation to meet you and wish you well in person. Also, if you have some time, you can spend some time with us at our display and meet others who have the program or do not know about DAISY and want to learn more.
Call for Mentors!
Be1Support1 is a volunteer-based nonprofit mentorship program that provides a unique opportunity for a nursing student, new graduate, or nurse transitioning into a new role or department (mentee) to bond with and learn from an experienced nurse (mentor). The goal of mentorship is to assist the mentee in their personal and professional development by providing an opportunity for sharing of wisdom, development of professional behaviors, safe discussion of sensitive issues, and caring feedback from the perspective of an experienced nurse. Be1Support1 believes that DAISY Nurses would be great role models and mentors to continue our mission to positively impact the nursing profession. To learn more: https://www.be1support1.com/
Are you a social media user? If so, please visit and "Like" our Facebook DAISY Foundation page to get all of the latest news. There is also a DAISY Award Nurses Group on Facebook where you may communicate with other Honorees. Please become a member by sending a request to join.
You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and check out our Pinterest page where we post fun celebration ideas and unique DAISY displays. On YouTube, there are hundreds of inspiring videos of DAISY Nurses being honored. Just search DAISY Award and grab some Kleenex® and we also have our own YouTube Channel!
Thank You! We are so pleased to have you as part of the DAISY family and value the meaningful contributions you make to your patients and their families each and every day! Should you have any questions please contact us.