Professional Practice Model

Celebrating Nurses

Click to see examples of the extraordinary nurses that are committed to their professional practice here at UC Davis Health. Read more.

The Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses

The nonprofit DAISY Foundation established the national award program in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Awestruck by the clinical skills and compassion of Patrick’s nurses, the Barnes family created the award to thank nurses across the nation who demonstrate society’s profound respect for the education, training, brainpower, skill and caring that nurses put into their daily work.

Magnet logo

The Magnet Recognition Program is a recognition program operated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center that allows nurses to recognize nursing excellence in other nurses. It is considered the highest recognition for nursing excellence.

Re-igniting the Spirit of Caring logo

Re-igniting the Spirit of Caring gives care providers the opportunity to step outside of their busy, complex daily worlds and focus attention on self-care, strengthening relationships with coworkers, and ultimately reconnecting with the core purpose of their work – caring for people who need compassion and help.