International Neuroscience Nurse Leadership Award

What is The DAISY Award for International Neuroscience Nurse Leadership?

The DAISY Foundation, standing for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, was created to honor the memory of J. Patrick Barnes who was diagnosed with the auto-immune disease ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura).  The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created to recognize kind and compassionate nursing care in honor of the care received by Patrick and his family. The DAISY Award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve, and throughout their careers.  The International Neuroscience Nurse Leadership Award encompasses all this and more by honouring those who have spent their careers working in the neuroscience specialty.

Who may nominate a nurse?

Anyone may submit a nomination – patients, family members, co-workers, physicians, staff – anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a neuroscience nurse.  Nominees, however, must be members of their country’s neuroscience nursing society/organization and that society/organization must be a current member of the WFNN.  To find out whether your society/organization is a member of the WFNN, check out our Partners page.

What will the recipient receive in recognition?

DAISY Award Honorees receive:

How is a nurse chosen to receive The DAISY Award for International Neuroscience Nurse Leadership?

A DAISY Award is given to a deserving neuroscience nurse leader once a year.  The nurse must be a member of a nursing organization that has current membership with the WFNN.  Nominations will open January 2024 for the 2024 award year.

Who selects the winner of the Award?

A selection committee comprised of members of the WFNN Board and Executive Board will be formed annually. They will be tasked with reviewing all submitted nomination applications, selecting and announcing the winner.

What are the deadlines for this Award?

Nominations are open as of January 15th, 2024 through April 30th, 2024.

How do I submit a nomination?

Please use the button above, “Nominate a Nurse” to submit your nomination.