Recognizing Extraordinary Nurses DAISY Award®

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award® was created to thank and honor the exceptional work nurses and nurse leaders do for patients and families every day. In partnership with the DAISY Foundation™, we are proud to recognize AMN Healthcare nurses for their unparalleled compassionate care.

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The Meaning Behind the Nomination

75,000 honored nurses and counting

In memory of Patrick Barnes, the DAISY Award® was created to thank and honor the super-human work of nurses. More than 5,400 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing honor nurses with this award.


We provide on-going recognition of all our clinicians, and one way is presenting the DAISY Award® to four nurses and two nurse leaders every quarter.


The AMN Healthcare winners will receive:

  • The DAISY Award®, certificate, and pin
  • Cinnamon treats (Pat’s favorite snack) and coffee for the winners and their entire unit
  • Recognition on the DAISY Foundation™ site

Winner Methodology

A steering committee consisting of AMN Healthcare leaders review the nominations quarterly and selects the winners based on the DAISY Award® criteria:

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Displays extraordinary acts of kindness and compassion for patients and families

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Contributes to a healthy work environment at their facility

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Improves the patient experience and introduces new ideas

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Inspires community passion and provides motivation

Who to Nominate and How

If an AMN Healthcare nurse has provided you with exceptional care, or you know of an AMN Healthcare nurse who exceeds expectations, we encourage you to nominate them.


Fill out the form below to place a nomination. AMN Healthcare DAISY Award® winners will be announced quarterly on this page and the DAISY Foundation™ site, and the winners’ stories will be shared on AMN Insights.

Previous Winner Spotlights

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Travel Nursing Helped DAISY Award Winner Build Confidence

DAISY Award-winner Tiffany Chappell, RN, recalls how years of travel nursing have helped her break out of her shell and given her confidence to try new things.

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Per Diem Nurse Wins DAISY Award Caring for Cardiac Patients

Per diem nurse Tia Schlangen, RN, loves working with cardiac patients. See how her compassion, attention to detail and dedication to her patients have earned her a DAISY Award.

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Daisy Award Nominee Credits Travel Nursing for Her Adaptability

Emily Schwirian, RN, worked for just three years in a hospital as a full-time registered nurse before venturing out as a travel nurse.

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