"Approximately 6 weeks ago I received an email that I had been awarded the DAISY Faculty Award for the Florida State University College of Nursing. At that time, I had no idea what the DAISY Award was. So of course I googled it and was absolutely blown away. I am part time clinical faculty, who just enjoys teaching nursing students at the bedside. I was overwhelmed that a group of students had taken their valuable time to nominate me for the wonderful award. I have watched the You Tube video numerous times since and still feel so honored. It has changed my life. After 32 years of nursing, I love taking care of patients as much as I did in my first year.
So that brings me to you…thank you and your wonderful family for taking the time to create the award that recognizes nurses for what we do every day, and something we do not expect recognition for. Your family has touched the lives of so many, thank you, and that hardly seems enough to say.
Well I can guarantee you now my friends, family and community know what the Daisy is...and the hospital I work is going to start a DAISY program. Again, thank you."