Assistant Professor Wins DAISY Award

May 26, 2022 - Dr. Julie Hinkle, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, has won the School’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty.

Julie HinkleThe DAISY Award is an international recognition program that celebrates colleges/schools of nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their nursing students. 

A student nominator said about Hinkle, “Throughout my time as the TA in her course, we had a few students each semester that struggled with the course. Each time, she reached out not only about why the student wasn't doing well. but what she could be doing better as a professor to suite their learning needs. When Covid caused nursing school to go completely online, the shift in learning modes was hard for a lot of students. During this time, the nominee used her skills and experience with online courses to completely revamp her course and make it online-friendly while still maintaining the synchronous structure BSN students need."

Hinkle earned her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993 and began working as a registered staff nurse in General Medicine at the Veterans Administrative Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing in 2000 and her PhD in Nursing with a focus in Research in 2013 both from the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to UNCW she held various academic appointments for over 20 years at both the community college and university level.

Hinkle has an interest in innovative technologies and is specifically interested in venues such as Smart and Connected Health, and the use of technologies in both education and patient interventions.

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. The Barnes family was awestruck by the clinical skills and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this award to thank nurses everywhere. Anyone can nominate a full-time UNCW School of Nursing faculty member who is a registered nurse.

"I am honored to have received this award and would like to thank all my student and colleagues for their support over the years," Hinkle said. "I am flattered that the person who nominated me had such kind words to say about me."

“We are so pleased to honor the compassion of our nursing colleagues through the DAISY Award,” said School of Nursing Director Linda Haddad. “We are inspired by the difference Dr. Hinkle has made and continues to make in the lives of her students - and her colleagues."