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The DAISY Foundation is dedicated to recognizing nurses who provide compassionate, skilled, and extraordinary nursing care. Nominations for The DAISY Award are typically submitted in the form of a story. Stories are an opportunity to share with others what compassionate and extraordinary nursing care looks like and to recognize the individual nurses who provide that care. Clinical competence delivered with compassion is a hallmark of DAISY Award recipients. Professional certification provides an additional form of recognition of a nurse's clinical competence.