DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nursing Students were presented to Katherine Couch and Lisa Eng and the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty was presented to Amanda Roesch.
During the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) virtual December 2020 degree conferral ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 17, which recognized summer and fall 2020 UMSON graduates, DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nursing Students were presented to Katherine Couch, (top left) a graduate of the Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader option, and Lisa Eng, (top right) a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Universities at Shady Grove location. And the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty was presented to Amanda Roesch, (bottom) DNP, MPH, FNP-C, assistant professor, marking only the second time that UMSON has bestowed the award.
The DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nursing Students are presented at each UMSON Convocation in May and each UMSON Graduation in December to two graduating entry-into-practice students who demonstrate empathic care and service to patients and their families. The award was created by The DAISY Foundation to remind students, even during their hardest days in nursing school, why they chose to become a nurse. By recognizing nursing students for their care and compassion for patients and their families, The DAISY Foundation acknowledges and celebrates what it means to be a nurse. Eligible nursing students can be nominated by a fellow student or a faculty or staff member from the UMSON community.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty was created by The DAISY Foundation to recognize and celebrate the contributions that faculty members make to the future of nursing. The award honors those who inspire their students to remember that nursing is much more than tasks and technology. These faculty members help ensure that the art as well as the science of nursing are brought to every patient experience. Nominations are accepted from students, fellow faculty members, and community leaders.