What is The DAISY Foundation?
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem.
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What is the DAISY Award?
The DAISY Award® is a special honor given to extraordinary nurses for the compassionate contributions they make every day going above and beyond expectations in science and sensitivity.
What does it mean to receive a DAISY Award?
Receiving a DAISY award means you have made a difference in the life of a patient, family, or colleague that they will never forget, and you join a worldwide community of extraordinary nurses, nursing faculty, and students. The benefits associated with being a DAISY Honoree last a lifetime. Even if you change organizations or roles, you are entitled to Honoree benefits throughout your career.
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Latest DAISY Foundation News
The DAISY Foundation™ and SIENNA Announce Partnership to Recognize Internationally Educated Nurses Worldwide
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Propelus joins forces with The DAISY Foundation™ to bring nation’s extraordinary nurses into the limelight
Our latest blog is now on nurse.com!
Our newest blog talks about the importance of honoring preceptors with The DAISY Award! Click here to read it now.
Latest Quarterly Update- June 2023!
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DAISY has grown internationally with the support of numerous organizations who know the value of recognizing the extraordinary compassionate work of nurses. We thank each of the following for collaborating with us to help advance our mission. Click on each logo to learn more about these very important supportive associations who are part of DAISY’s community!