HealthImpact DAISY Nurse Leader Award for Advancing Compassion Through Policy

From the very beginning of the profession, nurses have been at the forefront of supporting patients and families through compassionate care.  As the profession matured, nurses worked tirelessly to change policies to protect vulnerable populations and improve the health of communities.  To commemorate 2020—The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, HealthImpact has partnered with the DAISY Foundation to create the HealthImpact DAISY Nurse Leader Award in Policy to honor nurses whose work in policy advances compassionate care that improves the health of populations.  This award will honor nurses from across the United States who have successfully driven policy development that advances compassionate care for individuals and communities.  Examples include, but are not limited to, broadening access to care; reducing barriers or challenges to safe, high-quality care; increasing diversity, inclusion, equity; and creating communities for healing.

  • Licensed nurses who are employed by DAISY Partner organizations or schools of nursing including students and faculty in the United States.
  • Nominee may or may not have policy development or oversight as a part of their job description
  • Nominee’s policy change must have taken place in the last two years prior to the first day of the application opening for this award
  • Individual nurses or nurse-led teams are eligible to apply
  • All nurses from DAISY Partner organizations are eligible; they do not need to be a past DAISY Honoree.

We welcome self-nominations or nominations of a licensed nurse or nurse-led team.

Self-Nominations, Licensed Nurse or Nurse-Led Teams:

    1. Please complete the nomination form addressing all elements in the Nomination Criteria.
    2. Please upload a letter of support from a partner or beneficiary familiar with your contributions to the policy work, on letterhead.

Nominating a Licensed Nurse or Nurse-Led Team:

    1. Please complete the nomination form addressing all elements in the Nomination Criteria.
    2. No second letter of support from a partner or beneficiary of the policy is needed.

The online nomination form will have the following questions to be answered.

  • Describe the policy you created and implemented that impacted compassionate care of patients and families.
  • Describe the scope where this policy was implemented (e.g. your unit, organization, community, state, the U.S.)
  • How does your policy advance compassionate care to improve the health of populations? What population(s) are impacted?
  • How did your/the nominee’s vision and leadership identify solutions that created change that fostered care and compassion?
  • How did you/the nominee lead your team to achieve your policy’s outcome?
  • How did you use interpersonal and communication to build consensus and motivate others?
  • Nominations are due August 30, 2020 (8pm EST/5pm PST)

HealthImpact is the California nursing workforce and policy center and is devoted to improving the health by promoting a dynamic, well-prepared nursing workforce.

The DAISY Foundation honors nurses for their extraordinary compassionate care in over 4,500 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing throughout the world.