Chamberlain and The DAISY Foundation

Chamberlain and the DAISY Foundation

Chamberlain University is a proud partner of The DAISY Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing extraordinary nurses for their skill, kindness and compassion provided to their patients and families. The foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications of an auto-immune disease, which is where DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) derived. During Patrick’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was so touched by the care his nurses provided that they created the DAISY Foundation specifically as a way to say “thank you” to nurses. Today, The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is presented at over 3,000 healthcare facilities around the world.

Chamberlain is honored to partner with The DAISY Foundation to recognize nurses for their skill, kindness and compassion. Together, we hope to encourage a lifetime of learning through continuing education and degree advancement at every stage of healthcare professionals’ career.

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DAISY Honoree Scholarship

Healthcare at its core, is about caring. At Chamberlain University, we believe if we take extraordinary care of our students, we will graduate extraordinary nurses and healthcare professionals who can make a significant and positive impact on healthcare around the world – we call it Chamberlain Care®.

As the exclusive education partner of The DAISY Foundation, we are excited to offer a DAISY Honoree Scholarship savings of 15% for our post-licensure programs to Registered Nurses who have won The DAISY Award, The DAISY Team Award, The DAISY Nurse Leader Award, The DAISY Extraordinary Student Award or The DAISY Extraordinary Faculty Award through The DAISY Foundation.

If you are a DAISY honoree recipient who receives an employer tuition reduction through your employer, you are only eligible to receive a DAISY Honoree Scholarship savings of 5% for our post-licensure programs in addition to your employer tuition reduction.1

Limited by funds availability

Verification Requirements:

  • Submit a copy of The DAISY Award Certificate or
  • Verification from The DAISY Foundation

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Recipient of The DAISY Award through their employer or school and The DAISY Foundation
  • Enrollment in a Chamberlain post-licensure program after Jan. 1, 2019
  • If a student is eligible for multiple benefits (special employer tuition rate, alumni discount, military benefits and/or multiple grants/scholarships), the recipient will only receive a 5% scholarship tuition-savings in addition to their existing benefit, a total tuition-savings up to 35%

1 The DAISY Honoree scholarship can be added to your partner tuition savings for a total of up to 35% tuition savings.

DAISY Faculty Award

Nominate a deserving faculty member!

Chamberlain College of Nursing is a proud participant of the DAISY Faculty Award - a national recognition program used to demonstrate appreciation to faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their nursing students.

Students, faculty members, administrators, clinical partners and others may nominate a deserving nursing faculty member. Nominations will be reviewed by the DAISY Faculty Award Committee and honorees will be selected from all of Chamberlain’s campuses and programs.

All Chamberlain full-time, part-time and visiting professors (on-campus and online) are eligible to receive the DAISY Faculty Award, along with lab and Center for Academic Success (CAS) staff. There is no criteria to nominate, though below are some of the items the selection committee will consider as they choose an honoree:

  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates students
  • Develops collaborative working relationships with students and colleagues
  • Demonstrates interest in and respect for learners
  • Is fair and unbiased in his/her treatment of individual students
  • Uses personal attributes (e.g., caring, confidence, patience, integrity and flexibility) that facilitate learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

DAISY Faculty Award honorees will be announced once per year.

Click here to nominate a faculty member.

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All DAISY Faculty Award Winners receive the following:

  • The DAISY Faculty Award Certificate, presented in a handsome portfolio

  • A DAISY Faculty Award pin

  • A unique, hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, entitled "A Healer's Touch"

  • A spotlight page on the DAISY website, featuring a photo and telling the story of why this faculty member was honored

DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students

Nominate a deserving student!

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students honors nursing students for providing extraordinary care to patients and their families. Instructors, preceptors, students, clinical partner staff, and patients and their family members are invited to nominate a deserving Chamberlain student for this award.

The award recognizes student nurses for:

  • Caring: Demonstrating extraordinary compassionate care of patients and their families.
  • Advocating: Going above and beyond and serving as a voice for the patient’s needs or wants.
  • Leading: Being an extraordinary team member, demonstrating professionalism and outstanding clinical skills. Working with peers to improve the nursing profession and patient care.

Note: Nominated students must be enrolled at Chamberlain at the time of the nomination. In order to receive the award, the student must be in good academic standing, have no prior student code of conduct violations and be enrolled or have graduated. Exceptions may be made for a student with an approved leave of absence with an expected return date.

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All DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Student Winners receive the following:

  • The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students Certificate

  • DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students pin

  • Hand-carved tabletop statue entitled “A Healer’s Touch”

  • Spotlight page on The DAISY Foundation website

  • Special recognition on campus