DAISY Nurse Leader Award Nomination

DAISY Nurse Leader Award

The DAISY Nurse Leader Award annually recognizes the incredible work that nurse leaders do every day. The environment created by nurse leaders is a strong factor in how direct care nurses take care of patients.

As the healthcare landscape becomes more complex, with increasing demands on Nurse Leaders, we believe that those who create an environment of compassion and recognition for others strongly deserve to be recognized themselves. With recognition, they may be held up as models of outstanding nursing leadership.  Despite working under tremendous pressure, through their leadership, these Nurse Leaders provide a haven of safety for staff, both physically and emotionally.  In this environment, Nurses are inspired to do their very best by Nurse Leaders who role-model caring behaviors. These leaders provide a setting where compassion is valued, and staff, in turn, treat patients and their families with deep humanity.

At Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital Nurse Leaders include Nurse Executives, Nurse Directors, Assistant Nurse Directors, Nursing Supervisors, Nurse Managers, Assistant Nurse Managers, Nurse Educators, Case Managers, Disease-specific Coordinators, Charge nurses, Informatics Nurses, and roles with administrative authority/direct reports.

Annually during Nurses Week, these stand-out leaders will be presented with this award.

If you have a Nurse Leader you would like to nominate, please describe the impact they have on staff and the patient care they manage using the criteria below. Provide as much detail in the required number of examples as possible to help the Nursing honors Council in its selection.


  • Role models and 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 staff with a shared vision, encourages innovation, collaboration, and enthusiasm to achieve better outcomes for themselves and for their patients and families.
  • Accessible, available, and responsive to the needs of others, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving for individuals and with the context of teams.
  • Promotes and enhances the image of nursing within the organization, the community, and the profession including staff engagement, recognition, and retention.

Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and other employees may nominate a deserving nurse-led team by filling out this form.

Deadline: February 21, 2024, incomplete nominations or nominations received after the deadline will not be considered.

The selection process is based on a review of all nominations and scored using a scoring rubric weighing the criteria by the Nursing Honors council.

I would like to nominate a nurse for The DAISY Nurse Leader Award

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As a deserving recipient of the DAISY Nurse Leader Award. This leader’s leadership skills, and the environment they create foster caring behaviors. They consistently role model the Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital core values, mission and STAAR standards.

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for taking the time to nominate an extraordinary nurse for this award.  Please tell us about yourself so that we may include you in the celebration of this award should the nurse you nominate be chosen.

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