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DAISY Awards

About the Daisy Foundation

An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died (at the age of 33) from complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). Patrick’s family was very touched by the remarkable compassion and clinical skill demonstrated by Patrick’s nurses during his illness, so they created DAISY to recognize exceptional nurses everywhere. The DAISY Foundation is dedicated to saying Thank You to Nurses and is now proud to recognize Nursing Students for their care of patients and their families. Nominations are accepted throughout the year, and award recipients are chosen in April.

Learn more about The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses and The DAISY In Training Award at

DAISY Faculty Award

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Nominate an outstanding CSUF School of Nursing faculty member for this year's DAISY Award.

DAISY Student Award

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Nominate an outstanding CSUF nursing student for this year's DAISY In Training Award.