RECOGNITION OF NURSES
The DAISY Awards are given out quarterly to recognize and thank exemplary nurses who exhibit compassionate bedside care, courage, integrity, and excellent nursing skill to their patients and families. On a daily basis, SHC nurses provide extraordinary care that some nurses view as “just part of the job,” so SHC honors these brilliant nurses for the difference they have made in their patient’s lives. Corresponding with the Magnet principles of acknowledging the meaningful impact of nurses, increased organization-wide visibility and communication, and enhanced patient care outcomes, Daisy Awards are a nurse’s chance to shine and promote their exceptional nursing practice.
The DAISY Program has been run for the past 11 years by Elisa Nguyen, MS, RN, CMSRN, who has expanded the program into the excellent RN recognition program that it is today.
Meet Stanford Nursing's 2019 DAISY Awardees
Friends of Nursing
The Friends of Nursing (FON) is a philanthropic program that has been at SHC since 1981. Donations to FON supports the elevation of professional nursing excellence by providing financial assistance and grants to SHC nurses who are working towards advancing their nursing education, participation in professional organizations, implementing evidence-based practice improvement projects, and towards supporting the patient or staff educational projects.
In 2019 the Friends of Nursing bylaws were revised to reflect the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet components of transformational leadership, exemplary professional practice, evidence-based practice projects to create new knowledge, and educational initiatives to support structural empowerment. The revised 2019 Friends of Nursing Scholarships and Grants application on the Magnet model drives positive patient outcomes while supporting an innovative culture of inquiry and nursing excellence.