WSU College of Nursing Celebrates DAISY Award Recipients

DAISY Award statue and certificate

The WSU College of Nursing is thrilled to announce that Erin Ferraro, BS, BSN, RN, CMSRN, and Brian Olsen have been honored with the prestigious DAISY Award for their exceptional contributions to nursing education and patient care.

Erin Ferraro, BS, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Erin Ferraro

Erin Ferraro is recognized for her outstanding role as a clinical instructor at the WSU College of Nursing in Spokane, WA. She is known for her passion for teaching and her innovative approach to education, consistently encouraging her students to express their curiosity and ask questions. Ferraro’s extensive knowledge of MedSurg care and her supportive nature have made a lasting impact on her students. She is praised for her ability to correct errors kindly and for her uplifting personality, which has made clinical learning an enjoyable and enriching experience. Ferraro’s dedication to her students’ growth and her advocacy for hands-on learning opportunities exemplify the qualities of an exemplary nurse and educator. To learn more about Erin Ferraro’s remarkable contributions, visit her spotlight page.

Brian Olsen

Brian Olsen has also been recognized with the DAISY Award for his exceptional academic performance and compassionate approach to patient care. As a student in the N424 theory course, Olsen demonstrated remarkable engagement, integrity, and a strong work ethic throughout his semester. His commitment to his studies and his leadership among peers have been exemplary. Olsen’s compassion and empathy in patient interactions, combined with his academic excellence, make him a deserving recipient of this award. His growth mindset and dedication to nursing have made a significant impact on both his peers and instructors. More about Brian Olsen’s achievements can be found on his spotlight page.

About the DAISY Award

Nurses every day go above and beyond to provide patients and families with excellence in clinical care and compassion. The DAISY Foundation aims to honor these extraordinary efforts by showing profound gratitude for all that nurses do. The DAISY Award is a recognition program that celebrates and acknowledges nurses through nominations from patients, families, and co-workers. It is run by our partners as a way to thank nurses for the care and kindness they provide. To learn more about the DAISY Award, visit The DAISY Foundation.

Join us in congratulating Erin Ferraro and Brian Olsen for their well-deserved recognition and their dedication to nursing excellence. Go Cougs!