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

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,...

A Magnetic conference

Thousands of nurses learn and share strategies to improve care and work environments Positive human connections are vital to quality healthcare and work environments, according to speaker Charles Kunkle, MSN, CEN, CCRN, BC-NA, a nursing...

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 on zero harm has made it a goal for healthcare...

Nursing excellence: Successful steps to reduce pressure injuries related to noninvasive ventilation

Empowered professionals enhance patient safety. Pressure injuries (PIs) occur in 3% to 34% of hospitalized patients worldwide and result in increased length of stay, morbidity, and human suffering. PIs can range from erythema on the...

Implementing a floating hospice

Providing the right care at the right time can enhance patients’ and families’ end-of-life experience. Nurses frequently encounter patients who are changing their treatment goals to focus on comfort care, but they’re unable to return...
nursing research education

Near-peer mentoring for nursing research education

This collaborative approach instills confidence in novice researchers, prepares more experienced nurses for future leadership, and expands the reach of established experts. Takeaways: To develop confidence among novice nurses in nursing research and evidence-based practice,...