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Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence®

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...