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Supporting Recognition of Clinical Nurses With the DAISY Award

Barnes, Bonnie FAAN; Barnes, Mark FAAN; Sweeney, Cynthia D. MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: April 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 4 - p 164–166
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000320
Departments: Spotlight on Clinical Care

What is meaningful recognition? As a nurse leader, are you prepared to answer that question? Understanding the implications and impact of recognition for nursing staff is a powerful tool for nursing leaders. The DAISY Award is used in more than 2,100 organizations around the globe to give meaning to recognition. Here is a glimpse of the power that recognition can bring to an organization, to its leaders, and most importantly to staff.

Author Affiliations: Co-Founder President (Ms Barnes), Co-Founder Chairman (Mr Barnes), Executive Director (Ms Sweeney), The DAISY Foundation, Glen Ellen, California.

Ms Sweeney is employed by The DAISY Foundation.The other authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Sweeney, The DAISY Foundation, 276 Providence Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409 (

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