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Capella University Recognizes Nursing Faculty with DAISY Award
[December 13, 2012]

Capella University Recognizes Nursing Faculty with DAISY Award

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Capella University (, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs for working adults, has awarded core nursing faculty Christy Davidson, DNP, RNC-OB, and Barbara Schreiner, PhD, RN, CDE, BC-ADM, each with the DAISY Faculty Award, a national award program established by the DAISY Foundation to recognize nursing educators for their commitment and inspirational influence on students. A snapshot of Capella and what makes it unique is available through the university's infographic. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at

"Barb and Christy emulate the spirit of the DAISY Faculty Award. They both worked diligently to ensure that Capella received CCNE** accreditation for the BSN, MSN (in 2011) and the DNP (in 2012)," said Mary Bemker, RN, DSN, PsyS, director of Capella's Nursing Department. "Faculty are the backbone of Capella's nursing rogram, and Christy and Barb reflect the highest quality of our nursing department."

The DAISY Faculty Award was established by the DAISY Foundation as part of its service to the nursing profession's role in patient care in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of an auto-immune disease. The Foundation hopes that, in some way, this program will contribute to a positive work environment and encourage them to continue teaching.

About Capella University (News - Alert)
Capella University ( is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 148 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 22 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

**The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

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