Archbold nurse and Florida State University College of Nursing educator Stacy Wheeler was recently awarded the prestigious DAISY Faculty Award for her extraordinary commitment to the nursing profession and inspirational influence on students.
DAISY Faculty Award honorees personify the Florida State University College of Nursing's remarkable impact on students and patients. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the FSU College of Nursing’s Alumni Council and faculty. Recipients consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care, and they are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community.
Wheeler holds her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Valdosta State University and master’s degree in nursing education from Valdosta State University. She has 32 years of nursing experience, 24 years specifically as a nurse at Archbold Memorial Hospital. In 1999 Wheeler began teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course and Emergency Nurse Pediatrics Course at Archbold through the FSU School of Nursing. When Wheeler is not working in Archbold’s emergency department, she is fulfilling her duties as a clinical instructor for Darton State College and as an adjunct faculty member at Florida State University.
“As a DAISY Faculty Award honoree, Stacy exemplifies the kind of faculty member that students, colleagues, staff and administrators recognize as an exemplary educator and an outstanding role model” said FSU College of Nursing Dean, Judith McFetridge-Durdle, PhD, RN, FAAN.
“Through teaching, I have the opportunity to mentor future nurses and teach them great patient care techniques,” said Wheeler. “It is so rewarding because I get to watch my students go through the process of putting everything they’ve learned together.”
“I have been given the chance to work with so many amazing educators at FSU that I really admire, and to be chosen from that group of people was truly humbling,” said Wheeler. “It is something I will never forget.”