What Is The DAISY Faculty Award?
The DAISY Foundation, as part of its service to the nursing profession’s role in patient care established The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nursing Faculty (includes all clinical teaching staff as well). The purpose of this program is to provide to colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program they may use to demonstrate appreciation to teachers for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students. The Foundation hopes that, in some way, this program will contribute to a positive work environment for faculty in schools.
About The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.
Specific Criteria to Consider:
Excellence in Teaching
- Demonstrates expertise in content area (e.g. fosters evidence-based practice in classroom or clinical/community environment)
- Sets high standards for student achievement
- Fosters the development of critical thinking skills and evident-based practice in classroom or clinical/community environment(s) through pedagogically sound, innovative, and engaging teaching methods.
Quality Relationship with Learners
- Engages in caring and sensitive interactions with students while facilitating learning in the classroom and clinical/community environment(s).
- Fosters an environment in which transparent and respectful communication is expected of all, role-modeled by the faculty member and rewarded (e.g. when students do the same).
- Treats all students fairly and in an unbiased fashion.
- Collaborates effectively with other professionals to facilitate student learning.
- When issues arise, addresses them effectively, fairly and in accordance with the policies.
How to Nominate and Extraordinary Nursing Instructor: Students, faculty, staff, administrators and community partners may nominate a deserving nursing teaching staff member by filling out this form and submitting it to:
Theresa Bellone UWM College of Nursing PO Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413