Alison Moriarty Daley, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC, associate professor at YSN, was the recipient of the 2012 Connecticut Nurses' Association (CNA) Florence S. Wald Award for outstanding contribution to nursing practice.
Daley was presented with the award at the CNA's 106th Annual Convention at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell on October 18. Pictured here at the event are YSN's Pat Jackson Allen, Marty Swartz, Mikki Meadows-Oliver, Alison Moriarty Daley, Lois Sadler, Angela Crowley, and Barbara Guthrie.
The Florence S. Wald Award is part of several Diamond Jubilee awards founded by CNA to recognize individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to nursing in the areas of practice, education, administration, political action and service to CNA. Nominees must reflect a high level of professional expertise and ability to collaborate with others in the health care field.
A faculty member of the Pediatric Nurse Practioner Specialty, Daley teaches "Primary Care of the Adolescent" and the clinical course "Clinical Practice in the Primary Care of Adolescents". She is coordinator and clinician at the Hill-Regional Magnet Career School Based Clinic and the Yale-New Haven Adolescent Clinic.
With her academic and career focus in adolescents, Daley founded and is co-facilitator of Memories, an art therapy grief and bereavement group for high school students who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Daley is also chair of the Mayor's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Council for the city of New Haven.
She has been published in a wide variety of journals for her research about adolescent primary care, reproductive care, and health risk behavior.