The DAISY Nurse Leader Award was given to HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein, the mother of His Majesty King Abdullah the Second of Jordan, by DAISY Partner, Lahey Health. Her support for nurses in Jordan and around the world is profound. When you read her numerous contributions to healthcare and excellence in nursing below, please keep in mind that her consistent focus is this: It's all about the patient.
HRH is a world-renowned figure in the nursing and health community. HRH is a WHO patron of nursing and midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Commissioner in the UN High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, and an honorary president of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Development in Jordan. HRH has taken a special interest in developing nursing and midwifery to enhance the quality, equity and efficiency of health care. HRH helped found Princess Muna College of Nursing in 1962 as her early commitment to the provision of quality nursing and the advancement of nursing services, practice and education. HRH established the Princess Muna Fund, a fund that sponsors nursing education and encourages women, especially in underserved areas of Jordan, to enroll in nursing programs at the leading public universities. HRH is the founder and president of the Jordanian Nursing Council, which was established in 2002.
HRH is a recipient of six honorary doctoral degrees and a number of international awards for her leadership role in advancing health and welfare globally and her contribution to the nursing profession, including the Honorary fellowship from the UK Royal College of Physicians in 2014, the Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, in 2015, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Archon Award in 2007.
In tribute to HRH's contribution to the establishment of nursing standards around the world, the American Nurses Credentialing Center named its international award for Princess Muna. The HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein Award recognizes significant contributions to health care across borders and a dedication to nursing. It represents her deep commitment to the advancement of nursing in Jordan and around the globe. With a focus on education, practice, quality care, scholarship, evidence-based research, innovation, ongoing training and professional development, HRH Princess Muna champions nursing and strengthens the health care workforce worldwide.
We at The DAISY Foundation are deeply proud that HRH has been recognized with The DAISY Nurse Leader Award by Lahey Health. She is the epitome of why we created this recognition.