Partner - The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, in memory of J. Patrick Barnes

Honor a UVA Health Nurse Leader for the compassion and clinical expertise they provide every day in their patient care!

Who is Eligible for the DAISY Nurse Leader Award at UVAHS:

  • Any UVAHS Administrative Nurse Leader (Assistant Nurse Manager and above) that holds an active registered nursing license.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Nominations will only be considered if they include specific examples to describe the professional character and performance of that nurse.
  • Any clinical acts mentioned in the nomination must be consistent with policies and procedures outlined by the Health System.

What makes an extraordinary Nurse Leader?

  • Role models compassion and exemplary practice.
  • Role models behavior perceived as extraordinary.
  • Creates an environment that fosters care and compassion.
  • Creates an environment where attributes of trust, compassion, mutual respect, continued professional development, and ethical behavior are modeled and supported.
  • Motivates team members with a shared vision and enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for themselves and for their patients.
  • Accessible, available, and responsive to the needs of others, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving for individuals and teams.
  • Promotes and enhances the image of nursing within the organization, the community, and the profession.

Nomination Instructions:

Nominate using the form below, addressing the criteria shown above. Nominations must be a MINIMUM of 500 words. Nominations that do not meet the criteria or word limit will not be considered.

The nomination period will close on Sunday, November 24, 2024 at 11:59pm. 

If you have any questions about the DAISY Award, please email