Halee Niewenhuis


  

Halee Niewenhuis

University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison, WI
United States
She once spent hours completing steps necessary to get her patient up into the chair

Halee is an outstanding candidate for the DAISY in Training Student Award because she has been able to serve as a leader among a group of strong, experienced, and motivated students. She has used her experience to facilitate a collaborative learning environment for herself and peers while demonstrating her commitment to becoming a nurse. She consistently looked for ways to bring her peers into new experiences and opportunities because collaboration is one of her strongest values. Halee is a tenacious advocate for her patient's needs and wants, even when met with resistance. She once spent hours completing steps necessary to get her patient up into the chair. This was a complex process which involved communication with the nurse, consulting physical therapy to ensure the patient was able to be transferred safely, procuring the proper equipment, and recruiting help to mobilize the patient. Resistance did not stop her from advocating for this patient or following through with her goal. She has built healing connections with patients and families and has an ability to facilitate and foster trust from the patient and family perspective. Knowing that she positively impacted this patient was rewarding but hearing that they felt her presence while healing was an honor for her. Finally, she has exhibited a high level of skill and dedication to continued learning in order to provide the highest level of care to patients based on merit in the classroom and clinical evaluations.