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DAISY Award for Faculty & Students

The DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses honoring nurses internationally in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program to show appreciation to nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students and celebrate nursing students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients and their families.

The DAISY Faculty Award Honorees personify the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s remarkable impact on students and therefore patients. These faculty members consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

The DAISY in Training Award® is designed to remind students, even on the hardest days in nursing school, why you want to be a nurse.  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.

Winners will receive a certificate held in a handsome portfolio, a DAISY Award pin; and a unique, hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, entitled "A Healer's Touch".

To recognize a University of Mississippi Medical Center nursing faculty member or a student nurse in training – fill out the form below to nominate them for a DAISY Award.

Daisy Award Nomination Forms