The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 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. In creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory, one of the goals 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.
The DAISY Faculty Award
The purpose of the DAISY faculty award is to provide a national recognition program to colleges/schools of nursing. This award demonstrates appreciation to faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on nursing students. The Foundation hopes that this program will contribute to a positive work environment for faculty in schools.
Criteria for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty