Christiana Care Careers

Daisy Awards for Extraordinary Nurses

What Is The DAISY Award?

The DAISY Award is a worldwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care that nurses demonstrate each day. Through our Professional Nurse Council, Christiana Care Health System is a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing extraordinary nurses, nurse leaders and nurse-led teams. DAISY Award winners, which the Professional Nurse Council selects from nominations by patients, families and colleagues, are honored in a special ceremony with their colleagues.

Patients, families and staff may nominate nurses in three categories:

  • The monthly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates individual nurses who exceed the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying exceptional clinical skills, compassion, respect and partnership.
  • The annual DAISY Nurse Leader Award honors compassion in leadership. Nominees can be nurses who are managers, directors and in other leadership positions and who demonstrate extraordinary support for staff and compassionate and skillful care for patients and their families.
  • The annual DAISY Team Award recognizes collaboration by two or more people, led by a nurse, who go beyond the traditional role of nursing to meet the needs of patients, families or our community in ways that improve outcomes. Nominees should demonstrate the values of teamwork and patient- and family-centered care to make a positive, measurable impact.