The DAISY Awards Form - DNA

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Pat’s family experienced first-hand the difference his nurses made in his care through clinical excellence and outstanding compassionate care. The family created The DAISY Award to express gratitude to nurses and to enable other patients, families, and staff to thank and honor their special nurses. Please visit to learn more about Pat's story and how The DAISY Award recognizes Extraordinary Nurses.

Nurses practicing and/or living in Delaware are eligible for nomination including:

  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

                 Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP)

                 Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

                 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

                 Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

  • Students enrolled in educational programs for any of the above licensed roles.

These are the different ways to recognize your special nurse:

  • DAISY Award – recognizes compassionate care by a direct patient care nurse
  • DAISY Nurse Leader Award – a nurse who provides the environment and encouragement for compassionate care to thrive
  • DAISY Team Award – Nurse-led teams that can include all members of the care team
  • DAISY Award for Health Equity – nurses who impact underserved communities by addressing Social Determinants of Health
  • DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award – for nurses who have devoted their life's work to the compassionate care of others
  • DAISY Nursing Student Award – recognizes compassionate care by students in their clinical rotations and beyond
  • DAISY Faculty Award – honors the inspiration provided by nursing faculty to their students


    Complete this form to share your story of how a nurse made a difference:

Please select the Award you are nominating your nurse to receive: *

1. First name of the nurse you are nominating: *

2. Last name of the nurse you are nominating:

3. If you would like to nominate multiple team members for The DAISY Team Award, please list each name, separated by a comma- e.g., Jane, Joe:

4. Name of Organization where the nurse you are nominating works:*

5. Name of the department, unit, or clinic:*

6. City where your nurse works: *

7. Please describe a specific situation or story that clearly demonstrates how this nurse made a meaningful difference and impact in the delivery of nursing practice. Note: If using a mobile device, you can easily enter your story by selecting the microphone button on your device and dictating your story instead of typing. *

Please tell us about yourself:

8. I am a:*

9. Your name:*

10. Your email:*

11. By selecting "Yes" and submitting this online form, you agree to The DAISY Foundation and/or its partners collecting and storing the information you submit, including your personal contact information, in accordance with the DAISY Foundation Privacy and applicable law. The DAISY Foundation or the organization where your nurse works may contact you with questions about your submission. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Please click the "Submit" button when you are finished entering your DAISY E-Nomination.