About the Award Program
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students ™ is designed to remind students, even on the hardest days in nursing school, why they have chosen nursing as a profession. By recognizing nursing students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients and their families we celebrate what it truly means to be a nurse. We honor the nurse-patient connection that makes all the difference to patients and their families in their healthcare experience and that makes great nurses truly great.
Fox Valley Technical College’s Student Nurses Association is proud to sponsor the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students ™ recognizing one of our Student Nurses with this special honor each semester. Nominations are accepted throughout the year, and award recipients are chosen at the end of the semester.
How to Nominate
Patients, patient’s family members, patient’s visitors, staff members, preceptors, peer students, or instructors may nominate a deserving student nurse.
Criteria for the Nomination include:
- Compassion: Demonstrates outstanding compassion at the bedside and always puts the patient first
- Advocacy: Demonstrates exceptional service as a voice for patient needs or wants
- Leadership: Demonstrates excellence in team collaboration and skill in the clinical setting
Each DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students Honoree will be recognized at her/his school and will receive: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.