The DAISY in Training Award 

The DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an autoimmune disease. DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The foundation focuses on the nursing profession through recognition programs for nurses, nursing faculty and students. 

The DAISY in Training Award is designed to remind students — even on the hardest days in nursing school — why they want to be a nurse. It recognizes nursing students for exceptional and compassionate care and honors the nurse-patient connection.

Criteria of a DAISY in Training Nominee:

  • Must be a second-semester senior student in Critical Care and Capstone to be eligible
  • Demonstrates above and beyond care and compassion to patients and their families
  • Has potential to be an extraordinary nurse

How Does It Work?

  • Nominations come from S2 preceptors
  • Nominations are stripped of all identifiers when presented to the selection committee
  • Selection committee reviews nominations and selects a winner
  • Recipient is honored at graduation with the Healers Touch Sculpture and a DAISY in Training pin

Download a copy of the nomination form here.

Please return form or direct questions to Instructor Lauren Dercher at 816-936-8777 or