San Joaquin Valley College Announces New Award Program for Nursing Students and Faculty

By: San Joaquin Valley College
VISALIA, Calif. - May 11, 2021 - PRLog -- San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is pleased to announce The DAISY Award® program at every campus with an applicable nursing program in honor of National Nurses Month. While collaborating with The DAISY Foundation™, SJVC will continue its tradition of celebrating extraordinary contributions to the field of nursing.

The DAISY Awards, including The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students, have been adopted by healthcare facilities and educational institutions around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion.

Both nursing faculty and students at SJVC may be nominated by their colleagues, employers, patients, family, or alumni through an open nomination process. Award recipients will be chosen by a campus committee at least once a year with each Honoree receiving a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a beautiful sculpture called A Healer's Touch.

"At SJVC we have always believed in recognizing the outstanding contributions of our healthcare professionals including nursing students and educators," said President of SJVC, Nick Gomez. "In recognizing all their hard work and accomplishments, we can continue encouraging their success while also addressing the need for more of these healthcare heroes," added Gomez. "As part of this ongoing effort, we are proud to launch The DAISY Award program at our campuses in Visalia, Ontario, Bakersfield, Santa Maria and Rancho Mirage."

The non-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The DAISY Foundation expanded its' flagship award program to academic institutions in order to recognize the faculty who inspire compassionate care in their students as well as the students who demonstrate it during their education.

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About San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is an accredited private college that provides career-focused curriculum and instruction to its students. Founded in 1977, SJVC has 17 campuses located throughout California – plus an online division – and offers more than 20 accelerated certificate and associate of science degree programs in the medical, business, and technical fields. A second-generation, family-run college, SJVC has prepared more than 60,000 graduates for professional success in their chosen careers.

SJVC is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

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