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Daisy Award partner logoSacramento City College welcomes your nomination of a nursing faculty or student that has shown exemplary teaching or nursing care to be considered for The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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About The DAISY Award

The DAISY Foundation was formed in January 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.

When their son Patrick was ill, the Barnes family was in awe by the skill, care, and compassion of his nurses. They created The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses in 2001 to say thank you to nurses around the country, because they believed nurses are truly "unsung heroes."

They felt nurses are deserving of our society's profound respect and recognition for the education, training, brainpower, and skill they put into their work, not to mention the caring with which they deliver their care.