Nurse-led research benefits from donation to DAISY Foundation

December 12, 2017 by OnCourse Learning lends support to nursing-led patient care improvement efforts

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — A partnership between by OnCourse Learning and The DAISY Foundation has produced a new digital publication about nurse recognition and enabled OnCourse Learning to donate $2,000 to the foundation.

Since 1999, the foundation has recognized compassionate and skillful nursing care through its DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Their work surrounding nurse recognition is highlighted in the digital edition “DAISY Brings Meaningful Recognition to Nurses.”

“This edition is a valuable, timeless resource that shares all that DAISY does to lift up nurses,” said Lance Pine, senior vice president of recruitment and advertising solutions for “We are excited to be able to give back to the nursing profession by partnering with The DAISY Foundation, which supports nurses across the globe.”

OnCourse Learning is lending its support to the foundation by donating $2,000 to its nurse-led research projects program. Since 2007, DAISY has funded 94 different projects via its research grants for up to $5,000 and evidence-based practice grants for up to $2,000.

“Our mission to express gratitude to nurses for the care they provide patients and families is enhanced by our ability to support nurses in their drive to improve nursing practice through research and evidence-based practice,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, co-founder and president of The DAISY Foundation. “OnCourse Learning’s donation to our J. Patrick Barnes Grants fund helps us do this for more deserving nurses.”

What’s inside?

The digital edition contains more than a dozen unique articles, including:

“Every time I watch a DAISY video or read one of their honoree’s profiles, I am inspired by the compassion these nurses show,” said Heather Cygan,’s senior director of content and creative strategy. “ has had a long history of recognizing excellence, so I’m proud we are able to continue to recognize nurses in a meaningful way.”

How DAISY supports research

The edition also includes an article focused on tips nurses can use to apply for DAISY grants.

According to DAISY’s website, projects must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be nurse-led research.
  • Project is designed to directly benefit patient (or family) care.
  • The work impacts patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases.
  • Clinical nurses will play a meaningful role in the project. is the largest digital resource dedicated to registered nurses, providing news, employment opportunities, and continuing education programming through the publication and its complementary digital products including website, blogs, e-books and social media outlets. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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