UT Tyler School of Nursing

DAISY Awards

Nominations now accepted!

DAISY Faculty Nomination Link

DAISY Student Nomination Link

Honorees will be announced during our pinning ceremonies. Honorees will receive an award certificate in a portfolio, an award pin, a spotlight on the nationally recognized DAISY Foundation website, UT Tyler Nursing website, and a unique, hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, entitled "A Healer's Touch."

DAISY Award Honorees

Q: What does “DAISY” mean?
A: DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The DAISY Foundation was formed in January, 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. Touched by the care and compassion of the nurses that took care of him, his family developed recognition programs to honor and celebrate direct care nurses, nursing faculty and nursing students.

Q: What is The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Faculty?
A: The purpose of this program is to provide a national recognition program that academic institutions with nursing programs may use to demonstrate appreciation to nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students. The DAISY Foundation hopes that this program will contribute to a positive work environment and encourage nursing faculty to continue teaching future nurses. We encourage all alumni and current students to vote for a faculty member who has made a difference in your life. 

Q: What is The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nursing Students?
A: Modeled after The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, this recognition program is designed to highlight outstanding compassionate care provided to patients and families by pre-licensure Nursing Students when they are working in direct care. Nominations are collected throughout all levels, and students are eligible to receive the award in their graduating semester. We encourage patients, patient families, preceptors, faculty, and other providers who work with our students to nominate a deserving student.


DAISY Award Picture