April 25, 2017
Four faculty members in the East Carolina University College of Nursing were recognized as outstanding nurse educators by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing while two College of Nursing students were honored for their dedication to delivering exemplary care.
Bob Green, Dr. Kim Larson, Dr. Carol Winters and Dr. Ann Schreier each received a 2017 Daisy Award, created by the Daisy Foundation and AACN to recognize nursing educators nationwide who demonstrate a special commitment and inspirational influence on future generations of nurses.
Green, clinical assistant professor, and Larson, associate professor, are in the Department of Baccalaureate Education and were recognized for outstanding teaching in the undergraduate program. Winters is a professor in the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice and Education and was honored for her teaching in the MSN program. Schreier, professor in the Nursing Science Department, received the honor for outstanding teaching in the PhD program.
Honorees were nominated by their peers in the College of Nursing. Each winner received a hand-carved Healer's Touch sculpture, a Daisy Faculty Award pin and a certificate.
College of Nursing students Rebeca Moretto and Richard Spears are the first recipients of the new Daisy in Training Award sponsored by Vidant Medical Center to honor nursing students who exemplify extraordinary and compassionate clinical care for patients and their families. Moretto, the graduate student winner, is a senior midwifery student pursuing a Master of Science in nursing. Spears, the undergraduate winner, is a senior nursing student. Daisy in Training Award winners were selected by the College of Nursing faculty.
The Daisy Foundation was established to honor nursing excellence and research in 1999 by the family of Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of complications from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Barnes’s family was awed by the clinical skill and compassion they experienced from the nurses who cared for him during his eight-week hospitalization.
The AACN is the national voice for university and four-year college education programs in nursing, representing more than 640 member schools.