DAISY Award Nominee – Jake Cowan

The DAISY Award for an Extraordinary Nursing Student is given to a student who exemplifies what it means to go above and beyond expectations. This semester, seven students were nominated for this award by faculty or by their peers.

Jake Cowan was nominated by a CoxHealth nurse:

Jake helped with a really difficult patient. Although the patient wasn’t the easiest to get along with, Jake made it a point to connect with him and be a friend (which this person didn’t have any). Jake even spent his lunch hour eating with the patient. Jake’s act of kindness stuck with the patient and he continued to talk about it the rest of the day. Today the patient went from being irritable and angry to having a smile on his face and laughing! Thanks to Jake for being a friend to our lonely patient.