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Shalyn Larsen Receives the DAISY Student Award

The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University is partnered with the DAISY Foundation to recognize nursing students and professors who exemplify compassion. The DAISY Foundation was started by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he passed away from complications associated with an autoimmune disease at the age of thirty-three. As a way to give thanks to the compassionate nurses who helped care for Patrick, they established the DAISY Foundation (an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System) to recognize compassionate nurses all around the globe.

Our recipient of the DAISY Award for Outstanding Student Nursing Student this semester is Shalyn Larsen, a graduate student at the BYU College of Nursing. She is the first graduate student to ever be nominated for this award. She was nominated by Dr. Beth Luthy, associate dean of graduate studies and evidence-based research. About Shalyn, Dr. Luthy says, "Shalyn is truly one of the most incredible graduate students with whom I have interacted. She has an innate drive to care for patients compassionately."

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