What is the DAISY Foundation?
An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISYFoundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. Read more about why they started The DAISY Foundation.
Please take 4 minutes to watch this moving video about why we are so passionate about nurses.
Latest DAISY Foundation News
Tuesday August 18th at 5:00 EST. Our first Tambayan! Join DAISY Co-founders Mark and Bonnie Barnes and the Western Region of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) at the launch of "Tambayan sa Kanluran" They have prepared some very interesting questions for us and we look forward to the conversation. Register here.
Now more than ever, we need to retain and recruit nursing faculty, especially given the critical shortage of nursing that is coming. So in partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the Organization of Associate Degree Nurses (OADN) we issue a national call to action for schools of nursing to honor their faculty for their inspiration of students and as role models in compassionate nursing practice. Learn more here.
Learn more about the The HealthImpact DAISY Nurse Leader Award For Advancing Compassion Through Policy here.