The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) congratulates Erial Cromie and Laura Cordova for receiving the 2020 DAISY Awards for Outstanding Nursing Student.
The DAISY Foundation celebrates what it truly means to be a nurse by recognizing nursing students for the above and beyond care and compassion that they show patients and their families as they are learning. The recipients of the DAISY nursing student award are inspired not only to provide the best clinical care possible but also to impact patients and families with human spirit and kindness.
Erial Cromie is the recipient of the Daisy Award for the Traditional cohort at the LHSON. Erial has served as President of her class as well as founded and led the Three4One Mentoring program. She has served as an Orientation Leader and an Ambassador for many Nursing School events included the Going for the Gold Gala. She was a member of the Nursing School’s 2019 Zambia Mission Trip and is in the STEP program at Children’s Health Dallas.
Laura Cordova is also honored as a recipient of the Daisy Award for the FastBacc® cohort at the LHSON. Laura has served as the President for her cohort and is the co-chair and co-creator of the new FastBacc mentoring program. She served as an Orientation Leader in January for the traditional Level 1 student cohort. She is a member of BSNA and is active at Blessed Sacrament Church in Arlington. She volunteers for Watermark Urgent Care and Prodigal Projects in Deep Ellum. Prior to Nursing School, Laura served for two years as a missionary in Haiti. Her dream is to return to Haiti to start a hospital.
Previous award recipients include: DAISY Award for Outstanding Nursing Student, Mary Moon (2019) and DAISY Award for Extraordinary Faculty, Dr. Robin Caldwell (2019) and Dr. Elizabeth Perry Caldwell (2018).
According to the DAISY Foundation, faculty members are nominated for The DAISY Faculty Award for having made an impact on their students, their students’ future patients, and the nursing profession by role modeling compassion in the delivery of extraordinary care. These faculty members consistently demonstrate excellence in the classroom, and the clinical setting as they provide outstanding leadership to our students and in the healthcare community.