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Pivotal role of the Magnet® program director

Fanning the flames of nursing excellence. Celebrating Magnet® designation is a day like no other. Whether it’s the first, third, or fifth designation, this achievement—which...
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Operationalizing Pathway to Excellence® standard for professional development

Strategies for developing a competent, collaborative staff. During this past year, nurses have been celebrated as heroes, receiving the well-deserved spotlight. Although long overdue, this...

Operationalizing Pathway to Excellence® standard for shared decision-making

A principle that guides nursing practice. Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia, has been on a journey to promote a culture of interprofessional decision-making since...
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Advancing shared governance during a pandemic

A collaborative initiative yields positive outcomes despite challenging circumstances. Takeaways: Shared governance is a framework that empowers collaborative decision-making and positively impacts nursing practice. Transforming...
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Competency-based orientation of Magnet® program directors

MPD preparation is the first step in the journey. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the October...
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Operationalizing new knowledge, innovations, and improvement

This organization’s infrastructure supports clinical inquiry.  Takeaways: Nursing has the responsibility to provide evidence-based practice that meets patient, family, and community expectations. New knowledge, innovations,...

Standardizing handoff communication

An electronic tool helps ensure care continuity and reduces miscommunication. Takeaways: Using a standardized electronic handoff tool improves nurse-to-nurse communication. It ensures care continuity and...
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Our journey along the Pathway to Excellence®

A rural community hospital shares its story of designation and re-designation.  Takeaways: Pathway to Excellence® is an evolving process that roadmaps opportunities to enhance nursing...
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Navigating excellence during a pandemic: The Magnet® program director’s role

Use the Magnet model components as a framework for meeting a crisis. Takeaways: Nursing leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic requires all hands on deck. The...
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Professional governance and staff engagement

A new medical unit establishes an engaged nursing workforce.  Takeaways: A culture grounded in teamwork, shared governance, and accountability is needed for staff engagement and...
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Pathway to Excellence® in long-term care organizations

This framework can help improve the practice environment for nurses. Takeaways: Now, during the pandemic, is the time to make revolutionary changes in long-term care...

A system’s Pathway to Excellence® journey

Learn how one organization achieved both designation and redesignation. Takeaways: BayCare Health System set a goal of achieving Pathway to Excellence® designation for all 14...

The inside scoop of a virtual site visit

Plan and prepare to ensure a successful visit. Takeaways: Gain insight into how to conduct a virtual site visit. Learn how to adapt accreditation and...

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