Educational Events & Special Opportunities
The DAISY Awards
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students
To recognize nursing students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients, their families, and each other.
The Spring 2022 DAISY Award student recipient is Jenna Rupert.
The Fall 2022 DAISY Award student recipient is Stacie Corrigan.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty
To honor the inspirational influence our Nursing Faculty provide their students every day.
The Spring 2022 DAISY Award faculty recipient is Justine Kurtzner, MS, FNP-BC
The Fall 2022 DAISY Award faculty recipient is Caitlin Tomko, DNP, FNP-C, ACHPN
The DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Foundation focuses on the nursing profession through recognition programs for nurses, nursing faculty and nursing students.
Please contact Caitlin Nye if you are interested in joining the Daisy Committee for Upstate College of Nursing.
The Upstate Medical University College of Nursing announces that nominations for the Spring 2023 Daisy Awards for Extraordinary Faculty and Extraordinary Students will open on January 9, 2023.
These awards provide the opportunity to recognize exemplary achievements in both the clinical and didactic (classroom/Zoom/asynchronous) teaching and learning environments that make up the College of Nursing!
If you know a FACULTY MEMBER or CLINICAL PRECEPTOR* you would like to nominate, please complete the nomination form for The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty.
*Preceptors you have worked with specifically for coursework related to your degree program at the CON
If you know a NURSING STUDENT you would like to nominate, please complete the nomination form for the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students.
Nominations will be open until 11:59pm on Friday, March 17, 2023.
Daisy Award recipients and nominees will be recognized at the College of Nursing Dean's Reception on Commencement weekend, May 6, 2023.
The Whitney Lectureship Endowment
The Whitney Lectureship is made possible through the very generous support of Fay and Roy Whitney. Fay Whitney, PhD, RN, FAAN, has a long and distinguished career in medical practice, nursing education and research. Her efforts were instrumental in the establishment of Upstate's Nurse Practitioner program in the 1970s and, indeed, to the beginning of the national Nurse Practitioner movement.
The Whitneys established this endowment to provide funding for on-campus visits by nationally renowned health care experts.
Nurses: A Voice to Lead, a Vision For the Future of Healthcare