Published October 17, 2022
The School of Nursing presents a DAISY Award to two undergraduate students and a faculty member each fall. The recipients were honored at the 2022 rising seniors pinning ceremony on Monday, October 17. Each awardee received a certificate, DAISY pin and hand-carved stone sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch.”
This award celebrates nursing students for their commitment to compassionate patient care and outstanding clinical skills. It recognizes students who go above and beyond in establishing the nurse-patient connection that makes a significant difference in the lives of patients and their families, improving their health care experience.
Kirra Quarrie is a student in the accelerated BS in nursing program. She is lauded by her nominators for her empathy, acuity, communication and teamwork. Her nominators say that during psychiatric and maternal/newborn rotations, “she was able to pick up on important subtle changes in her patients and provide nursing explanations” others may not have considered. Quarrie is admired by her peers for her compassionate care and her ability to handle difficult moments with poise.
“Kirra has a bright future as a nurse,” her nominators say. “She absolutely deserves this award.”
Hannine Alsous is a student in the traditional BS in nursing program. She is recognized for her positive energy and eagerness to learn, both in the classroom and in clinical settings. Alsous’ critical thinking skills and compassion resulted in exceptional care during her pediatrics rotation, where she went above and beyond to investigate her patient’s risk of sepsis, which did develop by the end of her shift. Alsous stayed by her patient’s side when the STAT team arrived to obtain labs and x-rays. The patient’s family was very grateful for her care and attention.
This award recognizes faculty for their commitment to and inspirational influences on their students.
The 2022 UB School of Nursing faculty recipient is Susan Bach, a clinical instructor in the School of Nursing. She is recognized for advocating for her students to ensure the best possible clinical experiences that will help them develop the skills, confidence and compassion needed to be an excellent nurse. Bach’s students describe her as inspiring and say they are grateful for her mentorship and instruction during their maternal/newborn clinical rotation.
Bach, a family nurse practitioner, is a 2020 graduate of UB’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program.