It’s the Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Why does it matter?

When the World Health Organization designated 2020 — the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth — as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we were thrilled.
Of course, we at The DAISY Foundation are among the nursing profession's most ardent cheerleaders, so we think every year is the Year of the Nurse. But the focus the WHO is putting on nursing is important, not only to nurses and midwives and to others who work in healthcare, but also to those of us who are patients and family members.

It’s the Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Why does it matter?

Available from JONA: DAISY Faculty: Role Modeling Compassion for the Next Generation of Nurses

DAISY Faculty: Role Modeling Compassion for the Next Generation of Nurses
Sweeney, Cynthia Divens

DAISY Award reaches 1 million thank you's — and it’s just the beginning

Read our latest blog installment on exceeding 1 million thank you's to nurses!

Inspiring Nurses to See the Extraordinary in their Ordinary

The DAISY Foundation and Creative Health Care Management came together because of a shared love of the work of nurses and a keen sense of the importance of nursing care to patient wellbeing. At the DAISY Foundation, we have long wondered why nurses have such a hard time seeing the full value of their work.

Millennial nurses appreciate meaningful recognition for patient care

Millennials, the generation born between 1982 and 2000, have surpassed baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to 2016 population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Inspire Extraordinary Care Through Nurse-Focused Recognition

In 1999, my 33-year-old stepson, Patrick Barnes, died of complications of ITP, an auto-immune disease. We spent eight weeks in the hospital with Patrick, experiencing the best of care from a team of nurses whose clinical skill and compassionate care touched us deeply.

“All We Wanted to Do Was Say, ‘Thank You.’”

About J. Patrick Barnes
One morning in late 1999, 33-year-old J. Patrick Barnes awoke to blood blisters in his mouth. The two-time survivor of Hodgkin’s Disease was quickly admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a rare autoimmune disease that affects the blood’s ability to clot normally.

From Sigma's Reflections on Nursing Leadership

Seeking extraordinary bedside nurse leaders: One model for chapter growth

Pi Chapter wanted to recruit nurse leaders making a difference at the bedside. Chapter member Cynthia Sweeney, executive director of The DAISY Foundation, had an idea.

New DAISY Foundation Video: The Many Voices of Compassionate Care

new Video produced by Cherokee,  a DAISY Foundation Industry Partner, movingly tells the story of just a few of the more than one million nurses who have been nominated to receive The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Care since 1999.