February 21, 2023

Purdue Global School of Nursing to support Story County Medical Center’s participation in DAISY Award program

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An established leader in online nursing education, the Purdue Global School of Nursing believes in supporting the recognition of admirable individuals in the nursing industry.

That’s why the school partners with The DAISY Foundation™ to co-sponsor select hospitals that participate in the DAISY Award® program, which celebrates the extraordinary compassion nurses provide their patients and families every day.

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“We are proud of this co-sponsorship with The DAISY Foundation and hospital organizations across the U.S. to recognize nurses for their compassionate care and commitment to patient safety and advocacy,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing. “It’s a program we believe in wholeheartedly.”

The Purdue Global School of Nursing financially underwrites a hospital’s participation in the DAISY Award program for at least three years by covering the following expenses:

  • Award cost.
  • Administrative costs of joining the DAISY Award network.
  • Program orientation, training, marketing materials and more from The DAISY Foundation.

In addition, DAISY Award honorees receive 25% off tuition for any Purdue Global School of Nursing program.

Purdue Global’s newest participant in this initiative is Story County Medical Center in Nevada, Iowa.

“The DAISY Award enhances self-confidence in nursing skills and compassion for our patients. For our Story County Medical Center DAISY Award winners, we celebrate job excellence and exceptional health care service,” said MJ Hunt, chief nursing officer. “Not only do we celebrate the winners, but also the nominees for their dedication. Purdue Global is committed to advancing extraordinary nurses, and their motivation to see nurses succeed makes them a great partner in honoring our winners and nominees.” 

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes to express gratitude to nurses for the care and compassion they experienced during his illness and at the end of his life. DAISY is an evidence-based form of meaningful recognition that can positively impact many aspects of a healthy work environment, including job satisfaction, retention, well-being, resilience, the patient/family experience and community loyalty. Over 5,300 health care organizations and schools of nursing participate worldwide, and more than 167,000 nurses have been honored.

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit https://stories.purdue.edu/purdue-global/.

Writer: Tom Schott, tschott@purdue.edu

Media contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu, @mo_oates

Sources: Melissa Burdi

Michelle Carlson

MJ Hunt

Deb Zimmerman

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