MPTC Student Receives DAISY Award

(Beaver Dam) A Moraine Park Technical College from Beaver Dam received the college’s first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students. Carrie Kuehn (coon) was the inaugural recipient. The award was created to recognize and celebrate nursing students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients and their families. The DAISY Foundation hopes that this program will inspire and motivate students to provide the best clinical skills possible and to impact patients and families with human spirit and kindness. Kuehn, who was nominated by a fellow MPTC student, said this came as a complete surprise and had no idea she would be receiving this award. She says this recognition means everything to her. Kuehn, a fourth-semester student, was chosen through a blind selection process by Moraine Park’s DAISY committee made up of three Moraine Park representatives and one advisory member. Nominations for the award can come from any patient, staff nurse, fellow students, faculty, or member of the community that the student has positively impacted.