DAISY Foundation Partnership Announcement

Author: Ebonye Green

March 22, 2022

We are proud to announce a new partnership with the DAISY Foundation as a supportive association, as well as the inauguration of a new award — The DAISY Award for Neuroscience Nurse Leaders.

The partnership will lead to increased opportunities for personal and career development, growth, and support for nurses. Said Deb Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, CEO of the DAISY Foundation, “Our missions are synergistic, and we are thrilled to partner with nurses who encourage interaction and dissemination of knowledge worldwide for the purpose of improving care and the health of those with neuroscience illnesses. We applaud their dedication, expertise, nursing research, and their work in building of a community of international neuroscience nurses.”

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from Nurses while he was ill, inspired the creation of The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses, an evidenced-based means of providing Nurse recognition and thanking Nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in over 5,000 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of direct care Nurses, Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects and Medical Mission Grants.

More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.