Ida Harvey is a 2nd year nursing student at Chamberlain College of Nursing and inaugural DAISY in Training recipient. Her nomination story is "Without reservation, I recommend Ida Lee Harvey to be a recipient of your prestigious award. She is one of the "hardest" working women I know. Not only is she a stellar mother and wife, but she's also an exemplary nurse. Serving as the physician's "go to girl," she handles all clinical needs including triaging patients, collecting vital signs, performing in office procedures such as EKGs, Spirometry, and Phlebotomy. Her "patients first" attitude combined with her soothing and personable demeanor relaxes even the most uneasy patient. This type of service and dedication to the field should not be the exception, but pave the way for the standard of care. She is well on her way to fulfilling her goal of becoming an ICU Nurse and ultimately leading up to her dream of becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
I am aware of at least one instance where she went over and beyond the call of duty to advocate for the vulnerable and perform exceptional patient care. An elderly patient who was confined to a walker and could barely perform the activities of daily living (ex. using the bathroom, wiping his face, etc) was haphazardly dropped off by his children. While working in a busy office with six other physicians, and tending to her own patients, she observed this gentleman needed "extra care". She took care of this man as if he was her own father by assisting him to the restroom, transporting him around the facility and using her own personal funds to feed him. Moreover, she made over three hours of frequent calls to have his children pick him up from the office at the conclusion of his visit. As usual, she selflessly stayed hours past her shift to make sure the gentlemen was handled the "Chamberlain way”.” Submitted by Ladel Lewis