The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Invest in Kids is bringing recognition of nursing excellence out of the hospital and into the field, giving Nurse-Family Partnership home visitors the opportunity to be celebrated for the difference they make in the lives of mothers and babies!


DAISY Award Information (PDF)

DAISY Team Award Example (PDF)

DAISY Leadership Award Example (PDF) 


Nominations must include a written description of a specific situation in which the nurse or team demonstrated one or more of these principles (by going above and beyond daily expectations):

Exemplary Care

Provides exemplary client-centered care with fidelity to the NFP model using evidence-based practice in a therapeutic environment.

Leadership and Innovation

Displays autonomous and/or collaborative clinical judgment, takes initiative, and participates in quality improvement, and promotes achievement of site goals in optimizing client care.


Serves as a role model for the profession of nursing, values personal and professional growth, and strives for exemplary professional practice.


Have you seen an NFP nurse in action and been blown away?  Want to nominate her for the DAISY Award?  Here’s what you need to know:

  • Anyone can nominate any current Colorado NFP nurse or team. An individual award for leadership consists of a current individual NFP nurse who exemplifies excellence in nursing leadership and care. The team award is designed to honor collaboration by a group of 2 or more people, including at least one NFP nurse within an NFP team and may include a community member who identify and meet client needs by going above and beyond the traditional role of nursing. 
  • The DAISY is awarded bi-annually.  You can send nominations to IIK at any time and they will be evaluated in the Spring and Fall by the DAISY Award Committee at IIK. The next review period is April 2021. The DAISY team award and Leadership award are evaluated separately. If the award is granted to another candidate, your nomination will be rolled forward into the next evaluation period and reevaluated for up to a year.
  • Nominating is easy.  Review the DAISY Award Information link above for ideas of how your nominee(s) exemplifies one or more of these qualities, then submit your nomination in one of two ways:


Submit your nomination online here

Submit your nomination by email or mail here (PDF):

Kalina Strohmier
Invest in Kids
1775 Sherman St., STE 1445
Denver, CO 80203


*Please contact Matthew Manning with any issues pertaining to the website or nomination forms at or 303-839-1808 x104*