Yesterday at work, I checked my mail box and found a large envelope. I opened it and to my complete surprise, I found that I was nominated by a recent patient for the Daisy Award!
I am a new grad and have only been an RN since February on the medical unit at my hospital.
I showed the letter to my NM and she said that I should be very proud to be nominated so early in my career.
I guess "proud" wouldn't be the right word for how I feel though. I am very humbled and it actually brought tears to my eyes when I read the nice things that the patient had written about me. It makes my heart happy to know that I made a difference in someone's life. After all, isn't that what nursing is all about?
Being a Daisy nominee just encourages me to strive to do my best every day to be a great patient advocate.
Just had to share my little "feel good moment."
I also wanted to say how much I love AN. I've learned so much from so many people on this site!