HomeMagnet® and Pathway to Excellence®

Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence®

To nap or not to nap?

How to implement planned naps for hospital nurses.  To nap or not to nap? That’s a question we recommend all hospital nurses and administrators ask...

Pivotal role of the Magnet® program director

Fanning the flames of nursing excellence. Celebrating Magnet® designation is a day like no other. Whether it’s the first, third, or fifth designation, this achievement—which...

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

Year Four Highlights: 2020-2021 Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN), just like all of you, has had quite a year. A banner year, we might add!...

Operationalizing Pathway to Excellence® standard for professional development

Strategies for developing a competent, collaborative staff. During this past year, nurses have been celebrated as heroes, receiving the well-deserved spotlight. Although long overdue, this...

Operationalizing Pathway to Excellence® standard for shared decision-making

A principle that guides nursing practice. Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia, has been on a journey to promote a culture of interprofessional decision-making since...

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 positively impacts nursing practice. Transforming...

Competency-based orientation of Magnet® program directors

MPD preparation is the first step in the journey. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the October...

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...

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