WELCOME to the THS SON Daisy Faculty Award Page

Dear Faculty,

Great instructors do more than teach – they also guide, support, and inspire. Please help us recognize those nursing educators who have made an extraordinary impact on you by nominating them for a DAISY Faculty Award!

It is simple to nominate a nurse educator:
  1. Complete the electronic form: Daisy Faculty Award
  2. Complete before November 30th, 2020
There are no specific criteria to nominate, though the selection committee may consider the following as they choose an honoree:
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates students
  • Demonstrates interest in and respect for learners
  • Is fair and unbiased in his/her treatment of individual students
  • Uses personal attributes (e.g., caring, confidence, patience, integrity, and flexibility) that facilitate learning
  • Shows extraordinary interpersonal skills
All University of West Georgia, Tanner Health System School of Nursing full-time, part-time and simulation educators are eligible to receive the award. Students may submit more than one nomination! Honorees will be announced in Spring, 2021. 

It is a great honor for faculty to be nominated for this award by a peer. Thank you for helping us shine the spotlight on the faculty who have made a difference in your life, students lives and have impacted the future of nursing education.


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. 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 superhuman work they do every day.

More information about the Faculty Daisy Award may be found here: 

If you have any questions or difficulty with the form, please contact Dr. Laura Phillips at lphillips@westga.edu.
Thank you for honoring your faculty in such a caring manner!

The Caring for Faculty Committee,
Dr. Laura Phillips, Chair