September 14, 2022 — Ms. Rydgel Reign C. Santos of the UP College of Nursing won the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Student. The DAISY Award is a prestigious international award for nurses and nursing schools in the United States and other countries. DAISY, which stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, was established to celebrate the extraordinary compassion nurses provide to their patients and families.
Ms. Santos will receive a full scholarship in her senior year which will be provided by Health Carousel Philippines, an international advocate of DAISY Foundation. She will also receive a certificate, a DAISY pin, and a sculpture called the Healer’s touch, symbolizing the relationship between nurses, patients and families.
The awarding was held during the Orientation of Freshmen Students of the College of Nursing on August 31, 2022 and was attended by Ms. Consorcia Dela Cruz and Ms. Nyra Colinares, Founders of Health Carousel Philippines, DAISY Coordinators, UPCN nursing faculty, and students.