Nominated for Daisy Award :)

  1. 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!
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  3. by   noyesno
    My manager nominated me for a Daisy award. What the heck is it?

    p.s. CONGRATS!
  4. by   anuprasad
    CONGRATZZZZZZZZ............ Keep it up!!!!!
  5. by   ArrowRN
    Quote from noyesno
    My manager nominated me for a Daisy award. What the heck is it?

    p.s. CONGRATS!
    Hey I'm only a student, surprised some people don't know about it. Its like Only one of the most prestigious awards in nursing. You should be proud!

    FAQ " DAISY Foundation
  6. by   Been there,done that
    Well, like. ..I only have been a nurse for 30 years and never heard of it.
  7. by   Been there,done that
    Congratulations... watch your back.
    I received an award....The jealousy came from everywhere, escalated to lateral violence.
    (yes I WAS humble).
    The plaque burned beautifully in my fire pit.
  8. by   ArrowRN
    Well you know we students...1 semester of school and we like know it all (kidding) I actually first learned about it from being a member of the Assembly of Men in Nursing Association. Apparently many male nurses have received the Daisy award.
  9. by   BSNbeauty
    Congrats!!!! What a great reward.
  10. by   HeatherGurl84
    Congratulations!! You should be very proud of yourself!
  11. by   Theory
    Wow that's great! Congratulations!
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  13. by   nurseprnRN

    I dunno about the "most prestigious" thang, but it looks like a program that hospitals can buy to use as a motivating factor for their nursing staffs.
  14. by   julz68
    Thanks for all the Congrats

    I don't really look at it as the "most prestigious" award. I was just happy to be nominated by a patient and her family because it made me feel like I really made a difference in their life during their stay at the hospital.
    Sometimes you get patients that are very difficult and no matter what you do to go above and beyond to make them happy, they just don't seem to appreciate anything.
    To me, it just is a neat way for a patient to say thank you for the care they were given.
    I don't care if I actually win the's the letter that the patient and family wrote that means the most to me; something I will always treasure