Contact Info / Hours
Director: Nancy Berger
Secretary: Donna Meier
Phone: 732.906.4660
Fax: 732.906.4657
Email: NBerger@middlesexcc.edu
Location: LH 225

Department Hours:
To be announced...
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 Contact Info / Hours
Director: Nancy Berger
Secretary: Donna Meier
Phone: 732.906.4660
Fax: 732.906.4657
Email: NBerger@middlesexcc.edu
Location: LH 225

Department Hours:
To be announced...

DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students honors nursing students for providing extraordinary care to patients and their families. The award recognizes student nurse for outstanding:

  • Caring: Demonstrating extraordinary compassionate care of patients and their families.
  • Advocating: Going above and beyond and serving as a voice for the patient’s needs or wants.
  • Leading: Being an extraordinary team member, demonstrating professionalism and outstanding clinical skills. Working with peers to improve the nursing profession and patient care.

Our recipient this year is Swathilakshmi (Sue) Tavarekare

Swathilakshmi (Sue) Tavarekare

Since the start of the Nursing Program in September, Sue Swathilakshmi Tavarekare (Sue) has shown a true commitment to academic excellence. She is always searching for clarification of concepts and has demonstrated intellectual curiosity in all subject matter. This semester, I witnessed a different side of Sue. As her clinical instructor, I have been able to observe, the impact she has in providing compassionate care to her patients. Her first clinical assignment ended up being more of an interpersonal challenge as opposed to a medical challenge. The patient was recently diagnosed with a mental illness. Sue provided exceptional and compassionate care to the patient even though she faced many barriers. Performing dressing changes and physical care required an inordinate amount of patience. Sue’s calm voice, constant reassuring, and caring attitude made a major impact on the care the patient received. She also had assistance from her classmates, which she promptly expressed appreciation for.

Throughout the semester, similar situations like this would occur during clinical. Sue consistently spoke to her patients with kindness and sensitivity, despite the challenges she may have encountered. She was acknowledged by the nursing staff regarding the help she offers to others and her consideration to all.

Lastly, Sue consistently arrives to clinical with a bright smile and a kind demeanor no matter what is going on in her life.

Here is a link to her profile on the Daisy Website:
https://daisyfoundation.org/daisy-in-training/honorees/swathilakshmi-tavarekare

Our second recipient is Brenda Acquah

Brenda Acquah

Brenda Acquah was nominated by a fellow nursing student. According to Melissa De Jesus, Brenda shows compassion, caring, determination, and a great work ethic both in clinical and outside of clinical. She is supportive to classmates and her desire to help is genuine. The Faculty and Staff of Middlesex County College are proud of Brenda!

Here is a link to her profile on the Daisy Website:
https://daisyfoundation.org/daisy-in-training/honorees/brenda-acquah


Do you know a Middlesex County College Nursing Student who fits these criteria? If so, please nominate a classmate or student. Please include examples of how this student meets the criteria in a narrative not greater than 500 words. Nominations can be sent to TSiegel@Middlesexcc.edu.

For additional information:
https://www.daisyfoundation.org/student-faculty-awards/why-daisy-training-award