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Impacting Nursing Practice for Twenty Years

Sweeney, Cynthia Divens DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: October 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 10 - p 460–462
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000787
Departments: Spotlight on DAISY

On November 14, 2019, the DAISY Foundation celebrates 20 years of honoring nurses for their extraordinary compassionate care. More than 1.3 million narratives have been written to describe and honor exquisite nursing care in more than 3900 organizations worldwide ”with The DAISY Award. In this column, 4 transformational leaders share their perspectives of the impact that The DAISY Award has had on them and their organizations.

Author Affiliation: Executive Director, The DAISY Foundation, Glen Ellen, California.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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

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