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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...

More nurses are at the table

Pilot initiative shows significant growth in board service. During difficult times, the roles nurses play on the frontline of healthcare are at the forefront of...

Improving patient satisfaction the 4DX way

With focus and accountability, quality improvement is possible. Takeaways Using traditional strategies, a hospital unit’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) responsiveness...

Building a successful behavioral emergency support team

Takeaways Healthcare workers experience more incidents of workplace violence compared to other professionals. A healthy work environment requires that nurses have the skills, tools,...

Level loading nurse assignments based on the work intensity

Takeaways Nursing assignments frequently are based on ratios and geography rather than work intensity associated with a specific patient assignment. Nurse satisfaction and perceptions...

Driving to zero harm with nursing morbidity and mortality conferences

An operating room’s quality-improvement project increased communication and transparency. Promoting a culture of safety is a high priority for nursing, and The Joint Commission’s focus...