Learn why DAISY recognition means so much to nurses

Recognition can have significant meaning for nurses. It serves as a reminder that the work you do makes a difference.

The DAISY Award, created in honor of Patrick Barnes, allows colleagues, patients and patients’ families to recognize extraordinary nurses and the contributions you make every day.

DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Barnes’ family established the award to remember him and the nurses who cared for him as he suffered from the autoimmune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

You can learn more about the DAISY Award and its impact in the DAISY Brings Meaningful Recognition to Nurses digital edition.

“We never imagined that today The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses program would be celebrating nurses in nearly 3,400 healthcare facilities and colleges of nursing around the world,” wrote Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, and Mark Barnes, FAAN. “Most important, we have learned that we are not the only patient’s family that is compelled to say ‘thank you’ to nurses.”

DAISY Foundation creates new grant program

Read about our partnership with DAISY and how it helps us truly support meaningful recognition of nurses worldwide.

Other topics include a new grant program, how DAISY can help with retention and a continuing education module on doing research in a clinical setting.

The article, “Nursing faculty get the recognition they deserve” highlights DAISY’s faculty recognition program, interviewing Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, AACN president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

“The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty was created to honor nursing educators who instill in their students a commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate care,” said Deborah Trautman, RN. “These faculty members help ensure that both the art and science of nursing are brought to every patient experience.”

DAISY recognition is something special

Learn about all the different perks that come with being a DAISY honoree by reading “10 benefits you may not know about DAISY” and explore a feature about DAISY Award honoree Grace Owojori, BSN, RN, CCRN.

And we can’t forget the folks who nominate their fellow nurses, as the article “DAISY Award nominations come from a good crowd” brings to light.

“It’s a testament to a nurse’s skill and dedication, and a powerful reminder that their patients notice when they go above and beyond as caregivers,” said Charles Aasand, MBA, RN-BC, administrative director of behavioral health services at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho, and a DAISY program coordinator.

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