2021 Daisy Award Winners

2021 Daisy Award Winners

This is the second year of the DAISY awards at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

The DAISY Award, from the DAISY Foundation, is one way we recognize extraordinary nursing faculty and clinical educators for their commitment and inspirational influence on their pre-licensure and advanced practice students. Students, faculty, and staff nominated them to one of four different categories: pre-licensure clinical teaching, pre-licensure teaching advanced practice clinical teaching, and preceptor, and shared their experiences with the nominee in these areas:

  • Enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates learners.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and behavior that reflects principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Personal attributes (e.g. caring, confidence, patience, integrity, etc.) that facilitate high levels of clinical competence and professional growth of learners. 
  • Fair and unbiased in interactions with individual learners. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and authentic interest and respect for learners.
  • Collaborative working relationships with learners and colleagues. 

We received over 60 nominations.

After cataloging, reading, ranking, and then discussing each nomination, the faculty committee (Dr. Laura Lucas, Dr. Susan Renda, Dr. Miki Goodwin, Dr. Mona Shattell; and DAISY coordinator Ms. Trevor Mitchell) chose the following four winners:




Pre-Licensure Clinical Teaching: Tina Anselmi-Moulaye, CNM

Tina Anselmi-Moulaye earned her MSN, specializing in Nurse-Midwifery, from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and her BSN  from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She has been working as a clinical instructor at JHSON for six years and enjoys introducing nursing students to the world of maternal and child health nursing. Tina also works part-time as a nurse-midwife at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa as well as a National Health Service Corps Scholar as a nurse-midwife on the U.S. – Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. She practiced in Rwanda for one year, working on the Human Resources for Health project teaching and mentoring midwives to improve maternal and child health outcomes with the Ministry of Health; and in Qatar for six years as a clinical educator, ultimately helping the Qatar Foundation open a greenfield, women and children’s international hospital in January 2018.  She is currently completing her DNP at Chatham University; her project focuses on improving the self-efficacy of pregnant women with substance use disorders by holding educational support sessions.  

Tina has been one of the most inspiring individuals I have had the pleasure to meet. You would think someone who has accomplished so many extraordinary things might have an intimidating personality, but with Tina, you couldn’t be more wrong! She inspires me to think bigger and work harder, not for myself, but for the many people that I will be able to help.

one of Tina’s nominations

Pre-Licensure Teaching: Sarah Allgood, PhD, RN

Sarah Allgood’s research focuses on the role of pain and other symptoms in clinical outcomes among individuals with cystic fibrosis. Her long-term research goals include the development of interventions to help manage symptoms, especially in those with advanced lung disease. Dr. Allgood earned her PhD in Nursing from Johns Hopkins and completed a two-year research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with an appointment in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Prior to her PhD studies, Dr. Allgood was a clinical research nurse at the NIH Clinical Center and a research nurse at the Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center, where she was responsible for the development and management of national-level clinical trials.

Sarah Allgood is the exemplar of what a teacher should be. She is caring, compassionate, enthusiastic, and always goes the extra mile for her students. I have had the privilege of working as her TA for 4 semester…She is always looking for new ways to make learning more engaging and fun for the students, especially when having to transition to a completely online platform. She makes herself available and approachable to students and has helped to foster an amazing culture of learning here at Hopkins.


Advanced Practice Clinical Teaching: Deborah Busch, DNP, CRNP, IBCLC, CNE, FAANP

Deborah Busch earned her BSN at Temple University and began her nursing career at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She subsequently worked in Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County Health Department as part of its first Pediatric Public Health Nurse Team. She joined the Peace Corps for a year with her husband in Northern Nepal. The experience inspired her to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She received her MSN from Gwynedd Mercy College and later received her DNP in 2013 from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Busch has extensive experience in primary care pediatrics, and maintains active clinical practice in general pediatrics/lactation and volunteers for global medical mission trips. Her clinical area of expertise and research focuses on high-risk perinatal dyads, pediatric primary care, and breastfeeding/lactation care. She is active in several pediatric and lactation professional international, national, state, and local agencies and holds several nominated and volunteer positions. Dr. Busch has presented frequently at national and regional conferences as an invited speaker to disseminate her scholarly research and practice. Notably, Dr. Busch is the author of the Tri-Core Breastfeeding Model, which has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care (2013), was adopted by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as a standard of practice, and has been utilized frequently by those in clinical practice, lactation education and research, quality improvement, and Doctor of Nursing Practice projects. 

Dr. Busch is also an excellent clinician in her practice, inclusive of the whole family in her caregiving and promotes these clinical skills when she precepts and teaches. As soon as I saw this award I did not hesitate in nominating Dr. Busch for this as she completely embodies all of the principles of the Daisy Award.


Preceptor: Roxanne Thomas, RN

Roxanne is currently working on adding CEN and BSN to her credentials. She graduated from Anne Arundel Community College and went straight to work in the ER, where she has worked for four years. She is grateful for the amazing nurses she has been privileged enough to learn from and she immensely enjoys passing on her knowledge to students and new graduates alike. When she is not in the ER you can find her cheering on her two boys, while wrangling her two year old Labrador Retriever in ice rinks, various turf fields, and preferably the beach. 

Roxanne Thomas is my preceptor at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center ER. Roxanne has made me feel extremely comfortable in the ER in a short amount of time (which is impressive considering it is my first time in an emergency medicine setting). Roxanne treats all of her patients and colleagues with kindness and compassion, and ensures that all patients are receiving equitable care. As a mentor, Roxanne has taken me under her wing and pushed me to grow in a short amount of time. I have expanded my knowledge and clinical skills, and have learned so much from her in many ways. I know it will greatly benefit me as I become a nurse this year.


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