DAISY in Training

What is The DAISY In Training Award?

The DAISY In Training Award ™ is designed to remind students, even on the hardest days in nursing school, why they want to be a nurse. By recognizing nursing students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients and their families we celebrate what it truly means to be a nurse. We honor the nurse-patient connection that makes all the difference to patients and their families in their healthcare experience and that makes great nurses truly great.

CSU Channel Islands Nursing Program is proud to be a DAISY In Training Award Partner, recognizing one of our Student Nurses with this special honor each year.

Daisy in Training Criteria for the Nomination include, the student will demonstrate two (2) of the following:

  • Demonstrates commitment to compassionate care of patients and families
  • Makes a connection with patients, families and peers by building trust and respect
  • Advocates strongly for patients and families
  • Shows exceptional skills (includes interpersonal)
  • Kindness and sensitivity (empathy) 

How to Nominate 

  • Students, Faculty Members, Administrators and others may nominate a deserving CSU Channel Islands nursing student by completing our form:

Student DAISY in Training Award Nomination Form  (MS Word, 179KB)
Student DAISY in Training Award Nomination Form (PDF, 298KB) Printable-version

  • Nomination Forms for 2017 Awards due by March 27th
  • Submit your Nomination Form to Sarah McCoy by:
    • Email your form via email: sarah.mccoy@csuci.edu
    • Submit form in person or by mail to the following address:

CSU Channel Islands-Nursing 
Manzanita Hall 1201
One University Drive 
Camarillo, CA 93012


DAISY In Training Winner 2016 

The 2016 Daisy in Training Award was received by Brooklyn Steinfeld. This student is an exceptionally compassionate and caring person. To demonstrate this compassion; recently there was a situation where a critically ill patient was dying and her family was not able to be with her. Brooklyn had not cared for the patient that day, but asked if she could be with the patient so she would not be alone. She held her hand and reassured her in her final moments. We are proud to honor and recognize her for her compassion, kindness, and sensitivity to all with whom she interacts.Brooklyn Steinfeld receives the Daisy in Training Award
If you have any questions, you may contact:
Geri-Lyn Himebaugh, Academic Program Analyst  
geri-lyn.himebaugh@csuci.edu