DAISY Award for Extraordinary MSUM Nursing Students
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students was created to remind students, even on their hardest days in nursing school, why they chose to become a nurse.
The DAISY Foundation, as part of its service to the nursing profession's role in patient care, established this Student Award to provide colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program that they may use to recognize and celebrate nursing students who demonstrate commitment to care and compassion and make the nurse-patient connection that makes such a difference in the healthcare experience.
The DAISY Foundation hopes that this program will inspire and motivate students to provide the best clinical skill possible and to impact patients and families with human spirit and kindness.
Nursing School is….challenging, overwhelming, rewarding. It requires excellent time management skills, sacrifice and commitment. Students are acquiring skills that will impact the life and health of others, mastery is all you will accept. Nursing school is competitive. The pressures associated with class load, clinicals, exams and job availability can make it easy for students to lose sight of the art of caring while learning the science of nursing.
And yet they don't. Students with a true calling to nursing never lose sight of the fact that they are treating a human being who needs all the sensitivity and compassion they can bring to them while they are in the height of emotion and most vulnerable.
The MSUM DAISY Student Nurse of the Year Award was created to recognize and celebrate nursing students at MSUM for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients and their families. This award is supported in part by the MSUM Alumni Foundation.