About the DAISY in Training Award
Reminding nursing students, even on their hardest days in school,
why they want to be nurses.
Why The DAISY in Training Award Was Created
Nursing School is…challenging, overwhelming, and rewarding. It requires intelligence, commitment, sacrifice, time management skills and especially a compassionate connection to others. Students bring some of these skills to school and some are acquired during their nursing school experience. These skills will impact the life and health of others. Mastery with nothing less than excellence in clinical skills delivered in a compassionate manner is expected.. Nursing school is competitive. The pressures associated with class load, clinicals, exams and job availability can make it easy for students to lose sight of the art of caring while learning the science of nursing.
And yet they don't. Students with a true calling to nursing never lose sight that they are treating a human being who needs sensitive and compassionate care as well as clinical expertise at this most vulnerable time for the patient.
The DAISY in Training Award was created to recognize and celebrate nursing students who exemplify the delivery of clinical care in an extraordinary and compassionate way to patients and their families.
What Is The DAISY in Training Award?
The DAISY In Training Award is designed to remind students, even on their hardest days in Nursing School, why they want to be nurses. By recognizing Nursing Students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion they show patients and their families as they are learning, we celebrate what it truly means to be a nurse. We hope that this program will inspire and motivate students to provide the best clinical skill possible and to impact patients and families with human spirit and kindness.
In creating The DAISY in Training Award, there are three important elements that were considered: :
- A partnership with schools to provide on-going recognition for nursing students
- Flexibility so that The DAISY in Training Award may be tailored to each school’s unique culture and values
- A turn-key program, with The DAISY Foundation providing adaptable templates and resources needed to implement The DAISY in Training Award
Where to Start: Implementing The DAISY in Training Award Program
The first step is to fill out our “request more information form." The DAISY Regional Program Director for your region will email you a letter of introduction that provides details on how to plan and implement the program, form a committee at your school, and the cost of participating. They will also be in touch to gauge your interest and set up a phone conference or webinar to answer your questions or provide additional information.
When you decide to move forward with The DAISY in Training Award, the next step is to fill out our online Commitment Form. This provides us with main points of contact at your school, frequency of award, estimated start date, and everything else we need to enroll you in the program. Once we receive this form:
We will email you the login and password to our online Resource Center which contains an implementation guide, sample criteria, nomination form templates, marketing materials for your program, and much more.
Your DAISY Regional Program Director will be in touch to set up a date/time for a welcome webinar with your DAISY Committee who will be coordinating the award program.
An invoice for the first year of supplies will be emailed; once it’s paid we will ship your supplies for the year.
We look forward to partnering with you to honor your extraordinary nursing students!
The first DAISY in Training Honoree at UPMC Shadyside, Billy Kegg,
with Associate Director Joanne Vukotich and Dean Linda Kmetz
We are forever grateful to the University of Iowa Association of Student Nurses who brought the concept of The DAISY in Training Award to the Foundation. Here are Honoree Jasmine Kayvani and Nominees Cailey Carson, Katie Curran, Michelle Logli, Kelsey Rasmussen, David Villanueva, Kirsten Varmen, and Emma Carroll.