The DAISY Faculty Award
Celebrating Nursing Faculty for Their
Inspirational Influence on The Nurses of Tomorrow
Why The DAISY Nursing Faculty Award Was Created
Over the years of running The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, The DAISY Foundation has come to learn that despite the many pressures on nursing faculty, they have a profound impact on the future practice of their students.
Many students talk about hearing a professor's or instructor's voice in the back of their heads even years after they have graduated. These dedicated nursing faculty members often do not receive appropriate recognition for the effect they have on their students, on patient care and on the professionalism of nursing.
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 Faculty Award to provide colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program that they may use to demonstrate appreciation to their nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students.
The DAISY Foundation hopes that this program will contribute to faculty retention by generating a more positive work environment for nursing faculty members in schools that have The DAISY Faculty Award program and will encourage nursing faculty to continue teaching.
In creating The DAISY Faculty Award, there were three elements we wanted to ensure our recognition program included:
- A partnership with schools to provide on-going recognition
- Flexibility so that The DAISY Faculty Award may be tailored to each school’s unique culture and values
- A turn-key program, with The DAISY Foundation providing most everything you need to implement The DAISY Faculty Award
Planning and Implementing The DAISY Faculty Award Program
Enclosed in our DAISY Faculty Award Implementation Guide should be everything you need to plan and implement your DAISY Faculty Award Program. The only thing for you to add is your team's creativity to tailor the program to your unique culture, mission and values and to meet your needs for nursing faculty retention and recognition.
The DAISY Faculty Award Implementation Guide is contained in a password-protected section of our website called Resource Centers. Click the Resouce Centers tab on the yellow tool bar and select The DAISY Faculty Award. Here you'll also find high-resolution versions of our logos, nomination form templates, all the program elements included in the Implementation Guide and more.
Please don't hesitate to contact your DAISY Faculty Award Regional Program Director anytime to answer your questions and help you with your implementation. We look forward to working with you to honor your extraordinary nursing faculty.
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