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Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence®

Magnet Recognition Program

https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/magnet/

The Magnet Recognition Program designates organizations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes. The Magnet Recognition Program provides a roadmap to nursing excellence, which benefits the whole of an organization. To nurses, Magnet Recognition means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.

Pathway to Excellence

https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/pathway/overview/

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) believes every nurse deserves to be working in such an environment. The Pathway to Excellence Program®–the premier designation for healthy work environments–recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate a commitment to establishing the foundation of a healthy workplace for staff.

Pathway Standards impact a range of factors that influence bottom-line results, such as employee turnover, job satisfaction and engagement, productivity and teamwork, nursing-sensitive quality indicators, errors and safety events, and patient satisfaction.

American Nurse Journal encourages you to read the articles below to learn about the achievements of these organizations and the individuals behind them.

Discharge unit efficiency

A dedicated discharge unit decreases length of stay and improves ED treat and admit times. Takeaways: Implementing a discharge unit in an acute care hospital can improve patient throughput in emergency departments (EDs) and inpatient...

Coping with emotional stress

Supporting nurses through unprecedented times. Takeaways: In a survey with 18,000 respondents, 79% of nurses rated themselves at high risk for workplace stress. High nurse burnout rates are linked to decreased job satisfaction, increased turnover,...

A system’s Pathways 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 of its acute-care hospitals by the end of 2018. Initial...

Operationalizing structural empowerment in a Magnet® organization

One hospital’s strategy for success. Takeaways: Building a strong organizational infrastructure to support and empower nurses in their practice environments is essential to successfully meet the requirements of the Magnet Recognition Program®. Learn how a...

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 recognition protocols to COVID-19 restrictions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare communities...

Changing a culture through Pathway to Excellence®

Increased nurse confidence can result in improved patient outcomes. Takeaways: Direct care nurses drive nursing excellence using Pathway standards Empowering nurses to have a voice in their practice leads to improved patient care quality, staff...

One Hospital’s journey to excellence

Follow Houston Methodist The Woodland’s Hospital as it achieves ANCC Pathway to Excellence® designation. Takeaways: A new 187-bed acute care hospital embarks on the Pathway to Excellence® journey. To ensure a successful journey, the hospital...

Dispelling common myths about ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence®

Is this program the right fit for your organization? Takeaways: Pathway to Excellence frequently asked questions are answered. Common myths are dispelled. The framework to benefit all healthcare organizations (regardless of size, type, or setting)...

Revising a clinical ladder program to increase nurse participation

A community hospital recognizes a need and builds a program to meet it. Takeaways: To recruit and retain a strong, competent nursing workforce, healthcare organizations must provide programs that support new nurses, beginning with onboarding...

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 domain scores were inconsistently achieving the VBP threshold. Using the...

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, and support they need to prevent and manage violent patient...

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 of assignment fairness are highly correlated with workload. A quantifiable...

Celebrating nurse wellness at Magnet® Conference

Opportunities abound for engaging in self-care. WHAT HAPPENS when you bring 10,500+ nurses together, mix in some magic from Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme park, add plenty of wellness offerings from ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse,...