Nursing School is challenging, overwhelming, but extremely rewarding. It requires intelligence, commitment, sacrifice, time management skills and especially a compassionate connection to others. Students bring some of these skills to school and some are acquired during their nursing school experience. These skills will impact the life and health of others. Mastery with nothing less than excellence in clinical skills delivered in a compassionate manner is expected. Nursing school is competitive. The pressures associated with class load, clinical, exams and job availability can make it easy for students to lose sight of the art of caring while learning the science of nursing. And yet they don't. Students with a true calling to nursing never lose sight that they are treating a human being who needs sensitive and compassionate care as well as clinical expertize at this most vulnerable time for the patient.
The DAISY in Training Award was created to recognize and celebrate nursing students who exemplify the delivery of clinical care in an extraordinary and compassionate way to patients and their families.
At Kwantlen Polytechnic University we want to inspire and motivate our students that nursing is an art and science that involves clinical skills and human spirit and kindness. The DAISY in Training is to remind students even on their hardest days in nursing school, why they want to be nurses.