FAQs for the Daisy Award for International Neuroscience Nurse Leadership

Author: Ebonye Green

January 14, 2024

The DAISY Award for International Neuroscience Nurse Leadership

Question: What is the DAISY Award?

Answer: 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 International 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. 

Question: Who may nominate a nurse?

Answer: 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.

Question: What will the recipient receive in recognition?

Answer: DAISY Award Honorees receive:

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

Answer: A DAISY Award is given annually to a deserving neuroscience nurse.  The nurse must be a member of a nursing organization that has a current membership with the WFNN.  The selection criteria are based on the joint values of the DAISY Foundation and the WFNN.  Recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary International Nurses in Neuroscience will:

Question: Who selects the winner of the Award?

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

Question: What are the deadlines for this Award?

Answer: Nominations open on the 15th of January each year and applications can be submitted until April 15th.  

Question: How do I submit a nomination?

Answer: Please use this form to submit your nomination. 

Question:  Who is WFNN?

Answer:  The World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN) is an international nursing organization whose purpose is to encourage and provide the opportunity for personal association of neuroscience nurses throughout the world.  WFNN aids in the education, exchange, and dissemination of scientific knowledge and ideas in the field of neuroscience nursing as well as encourages scientific research and development and evidence-based practice in neuroscience nursing.