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2019 Magnet® Application Manual raises the bar for nursing excellence

In October 2017, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® released the 2019 Magnet® Application Manual, the 12th application manual in the 27-year history of the program. It builds upon the foundation of seminal research conducted in the early 1980s that led to the creation of the program, but it also incorporates contemporary standards that address challenges faced globally by healthcare organizations today.

Workshop sessions

A case study of a managers’ workshop

To apply for Magnet® recognition, a healthcare organization must describe and demonstrate how its nursing leaders promote and develop nursing…

A Year of Gifts

Our editor-in-chief reviews important accomplishments in the past year and presents a nursing "wish list".

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Adapting a professional practice model

Follow these steps to ensure nurse engagement and interprofessional collaboration. Takeaways: Creating a PPM is required for ANCC Magnet® designated…
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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…

Attaining Magnet status

The authors explain the program that has brought Magnet success to seven hospitals – so far.

Bring on the heat!

Unit nurses take a creative approach to solving a clinical practice problem.

Building collaboration between CNOs and direct-care nurses

Collaboration hinges on mutual trust and respect. To nurture these attributes, the chief nursing officer must appreciate others’ contributions, use the skillsets of nurses at different knowledge levels, and involve staff in shared governance.

Create a great work culture

For a successful leader, establishing the right environment isn’t part of the job. It is the job.

Developing shared governance leaders

To obtain Magnet® recognition, hospitals must have structures and processes in place that ensure nurses participate in shared decision making.…

From Your ANA President

President, American Nurses AssociationResearch shows that Magnet® designation makes a difference in the lives of nurses and patients

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Get your head into the cloud

How to use technology  to streamline Magnet®  documentation submission. Takeaways: Cloud technology helps to streamline the Magnet document submission process.…
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Gifts that keep on giving

December turns our hearts and minds to the holiday season. We juggle work time and family demands to prepare for…

Global nursing excellence shines at ANCC’s National Magnet Conference

Last October’s conference honored 40 newly designated and 64 redesignated Magnet organizations, announced the 2010 Magnet Prize recipient, honored Magnet Prize Honors winners, and recognized individual nurse leaders for their outstanding service and contributions.

Helping nurses to achieve nursing excellence

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing…

Hospital holidays

‘Twas the month of major holidays when all through the house Lots of creatures were stirring, tapping tablets or clicking…

Implementing a floating hospice

Providing the right care at the right time can enhance patients’ and families’ end-of-life experience. (more…)

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…
councils

Jump-starting unit-based councils

“Iam involved in decisions that affect my work.” Many hospitals are striving to achieve better scores on this important employee-engagement…

Learning from mistakes

Today’s healthcare organizations need to improve patient safety, which includes effectively communicating information to nurses about safety incidents and how…

Magnet FAQs

If your organization has decided to embark on the Magnet journey or has already earned Magnet recognition, you might be…

Magnet Profiles

The Magnet Profiles section in this issue highlights various aspects of the Magnet Recognition Program® and provides information about specific…

Magnet Recognition Program® update

The director of the National Magnet Recognition Program® previews the upcoming conference and reveals other
activities at the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Magnet® and COVID-19 response

Magnet® and COVID-19 response

Emergent change requires a framework that supports nurses.  Takeaways: Settings enculturating the Magnet® framework were better able to cope with…
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Novel ethics champion programs

Three pediatric hospitals share tips for success. Takeaways: Ethics champion programs can connect nurses with the ethical foundations of nursing…

Nurse-sensitive indicators: Integral to the Magnet journey

To help earn Magnet designation, Children’s National Medical Center established TPN and lipid error elimination as a unit-based nurse-sensitive indicator. Its implementation improved
patient-care outcomes, enhanced nurses’ pride, and led to an environment of inquiry.

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.…
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Supporting novice nurses in a float pool

As the nursing profession strives to advance care delivery, it’s faced with many challenges, including adequately educating nurses and effectively managing staffing and retention issues. We need new, innovative solutions to effectively deal with these challenges. Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) developed a unique medical nurse float pool to support medical nursing units by decreasing overtime costs and managing unpredictable staffing needs.

The ABCs of nursing research

The ABCs of nursing research

Alleviate barriers with collaboration.  Takeaways: An organizational infrastructure promoting a culture of inquiry is essential to advance nursing science with…
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The path to a quieter unit

Get staff engaged in evidence-based practice and quality-improvement projects. Takeaways:  Using a participatory and shared governance approach, nurses conducted evidence…
Magnet empirical outcomes

Use data to drive empirical outcomes

Follow the evidence to improve satisfaction and efficiency.   Takeaways: Using operating room first case on-time start data can help drive…
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Using mobile technology during patient handoffs

This Magnet®-recognized organization created a process for virtual bedside transfers. Takeaways: Virtual patient handoffs using web-enabled devices can reduce anxiety…

What can Magnet do for you?

The Magnet Recognition Program identifies healthcare facilities committed to nursing excellence.

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