UAMS Nursing’s DAISY Timeline:

  • Our first DAISY Reception to honor our DAISY recipients, and Mark and Bonnie Barnes, Co-founders of The DAISY Foundation occurred on April 7, 2009.
    • At that time, UAMS was the only DAISY partner who honored nurses monthly!
  • UAMS was the first DAISY partner to celebrate the first DAISY Couple in July, 2010!
  • UAMS Medical Center in collaboration with the UAMS College of Nursing implemented the ‘Student DAISY’ award in May, 2016.
  • UAMS DAISY Leader award was implemented in December of 2019 to recognize nurse leaders, biannually.
  • A UAMS DAISY story was selected out of 1.8M submitted DAISY nominations for inclusion in the ‘Spotlight on DAISY’ article written by Cynthia Divens Sweeney, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN entitled: ‘Gratitude That Transcends the Moment,’ JONA, 50 (10), p. 499-501 in October, 2020.
  • DAISY’s ‘Nurse Leader in Policy’ inaugural HealthImpact ‘Team’ award was presented to UAMS Nurses in November, 2020.
  • The UAMS DAISY story published in October, 2020 was also celebrated at the ANCC Magnet Conference in November, 2021 as a shining example of ‘Compassionate Care in Nursing’ during the annual DAISY breakfast.