DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Patrick’s family was very touched by the remarkable compassion and clinical skill demonstrated by Patrick’s nurses during his illness, so they created DAISY to recognize exceptional nurses everywhere. The DAISY Foundation is dedicated to saying Thank You to Nurses and is now proud to recognize Nursing Students for their care of patients and their families. Nominations are accepted throughout the year. The DAISY in Training Award will be given in May and December, and the DAISY Faculty Award will be presented in August during convocation

Learn more about The DAISY Award at DAISYfoundation.org.

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Nominate a deserving TJC Nursing faculty member.

Students, Faculty Members, Administrators and others may nominate a deserving TJC Nursing faculty member by completing our online form.


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Nominate a deserving TJC Nursing student.

Patients, families, visitors, staff, coworkers, physicians, preceptors, teachers or managers may nominate a deserving Student Nurse by filling out the nomination form above.

Criteria for the Nomination include:

  • Demonstrates commitment to compassionate care of patients and families
  • Makes a connection with patients, families and peers by building trust and respect
  • Advocates strongly for patients and families