The DAISY Foundation has announced the creation of a new award program for outstanding nurse educators at colleges and universities nationwide.
In collaboration with American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the DAISY program will honor teachers for their commitment and inspirational influence on future generations of nurses. This program is modeled after a similar effort launched in 1999 for practicing nurses called The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.Bonnie Barnes
“So often bedside nurses who receive The DAISY Award tell us about the voices in their ear of the teachers who help guide their practice throughout their careers, said Bonnie Barnes, DAISY Foundation President and Co-Founder. We have come to understand the profound effect and inspiration nurse educators have on their students and the future of healthcare. We sincerely hope The DAISY Faculty Award will help educators understand how much their efforts are appreciated. We are thrilled to collaborate with AACN as their guidance and exposure of the faculty award will ensure its positive effect on nursing.”
Honorees may be nominated by students, peers, clinical staff in affiliated practice sites, and school administrators. As with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, faculty award recipients will be chosen by participating institutions, not by The DAISY Foundation or AACN. Specific criteria will be defined by each participating nursing school to ensure that the program fits the schools unique culture. Schools will determine how many awards to grant each year and the most appropriate venue for an awards presentation.
Schools electing to participate in this program will receive guidance from The DAISY Foundation, including recommended criteria for award selection, program implementation guidelines, and access to an online tool kit featuring a nomination form, an award presentation checklist, draft press release, and key contact information. In addition to national exposure and recognition by AACN and the Foundation, each award winner will receive a hand-carved Healers Touch sculpture, a DAISY Faculty Award pin, and an official award certificate.