Introducing Nurse-to-Nurse Podcasts: First Episode Highlights DAISY Foundation and How Giving Back to Nurses Keeps the Memory of Their Son Patrick Alive

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When you lose a loved one, you lose your way. You crave to keep every memory of that person alive for as long as possible so you can retell and relive all the wonderful memories you shared.

Bonnie and Mark Barnes found a way to keep their son Patrick’s spirit alive. They created the DAISY Foundation to celebrate the nurses who nurtured and cared for Patrick during his final days, as well as other nurses who Step Forward to ensure every patient and every patient’s family is supported and shown compassion.

First Podcast to Celebrate Year of the Nurse

The DAISY story is the topic of Chamberlain University’s first episode of the Nurse to Nurse podcasts. Bonnie and Cynthia Sweeney, the foundation’s vice president of nursing, sit down to talk about the beginnings of the foundation and what it means to the nursing profession today. They chat with Lynn Patton, RN-MSN, a dean of academic affairs at Chamberlain and a two-time DAISY award winner.

The ladies share a heartfelt discussion that resonates with so many who’ve been touched by the care and kindness of a nurse. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and spend some time listening to the moving impact the DAISY Foundation has had on healthcare over the last 20 years and what’s ahead including the release of a new book titled Shining the Light on All the Right: Celebrating the Art of Nursing Around the World. Once you've listened, be sure to share this podcast with your friends and loved ones.

DAISY / Chamberlain Partnership

Chamberlain University is a proud partner of the DAISY Foundation, which recognizes nurses for their skill, kindness and compassion. Together, the two organizations hope to encourage a lifetime of learning through continuing education and degree advancement.

The Year of the Nurse Celebration

The Year of the Nurse and Midwife honors the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the woman who changed the face of nursing. Broadcasting podcasts is just one way Chamberlain celebrates the contributions of nurses who improve and advance the future of healthcare.  

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