DAISY in Training Award


About The DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died (at the age of 33) from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP).  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.                                                        

Learn more about The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses and The DAISY in Training Award at DAISYfoundation.org

About the DAISY In Training Award

The DAISY in Training Award ™ is designed to remind students, even on the hardest days in nursing school, why they chose 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.


How to Nominate a Student or Graduate Student

Patients, families, visitors, staff, co-workers, peers, physicians, preceptors, and faculty may nominate a deserving undergraduate Auburn Nursing Student in the BSN or RN to BSN program, or a graduate Student in the MSN or DNP program.


Criteria for Nomination include:

  1. Demonstrates commitment to compassionate care of patients and families.
    1. “I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellowmen and mutual helpfulness and happiness for all.” The Auburn Creed
    2. “I will be active in assisting others in safeguarding and promoting the health and happiness of mankind” The Florence Nightingale Pledge
    3. “May we better learn to care for ourselves, for each other, and for all Creation.” AUSON Nightingale Pledge
  2. Demonstrates the desire to pursue exceptional skills and knowledge.
    1. “I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my hands and mind to work skillfully.” The Auburn Creed
    2. “I will constantly endeavor to increase my knowledge and skills in nursing and to use them wisely.” The Florence Nightingale Pledge
  3. Makes a connection with faculty and peers by building trust and respect inside and outside of the classroom.
    1. “I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellowmen.” The Auburn Creed
    2. “I will endeavor to fulfill my rights and privileges as a good citizen and take my share of responsibility in promoting the health and welfare of the community.” The Florence Nightingale Pledge
    3. “To more brightly walk our own paths of service in the World, to more clearly share our Noble purpose with each other.” Our Nightingale Pledge


DAISY In Training Nomination Form


Award Honoree

Each DAISY Nursing Instructor Honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony at the Auburn University School of Nursing each Spring and will receive: a beautiful certificate, DAISY Nursing Instructor Award pin, and hand-carved stone sculpture entitled “A Healer’s Touch.” Family, friends, alumni, peers, and community partners are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony. The 2019 Ceremony will be held on May 3rd, at 3 pm in the Auburn University School of Nursing Building. More information will be posted closer to the event.