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.

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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.
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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 for both nurses and patients. Mobile technology can be used securely in healthcare. By Dennis Santa,...
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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 facilities. Establishing and modifying the PPM requires engagement by clinical nurses and nurse leaders to...
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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. Cloud technology allows for transparent, collaborative document and data sharing. By Jessie Reich, MSN, RN, ANP-BC,...
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Cultivating high-quality abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations

Using information sheets allowed this organization to achieve its dissemination goals. Takeaways: Dissemination information sheets can improve the quality of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Kirkpatrick’s Model is a useful framework to guide evaluation of educational...
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Leveraging technology to improve care and patient outcomes

The CHAMP app supports at-home monitoring of patients with single ventricle cardiac disease. Takeaways: CHAMP is a single ventricle interstage application for home monitoring that transcends the organization by integrating the standardization of ambulatory care...

Characteristics of nursing excellence

What’s behind Magnet®-recognized organizations? By Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN I've learned a lot through the years about the characteristics of healthcare organizations whose nursing excellence is evident, even palpable. As I sat in the 2016...

Medical magnets in new device for creating anastomosis

A device that uses a pair of magnets may be a safe and simple alternative to standard methods for creating an anastomosis, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of...

Learning from mistakes

Today’s healthcare organizations need to improve patient safety, which includes effectively communicating information to nurses about safety incidents and how to address them. After all, frontline nurses are at the sharp edge of patient...

How to plan a successful Magnet® site visit

After preparing and submitting documents to the Magnet Recognition Program®, you and your colleagues wait, hoping for a phone call to announce a site visit, the next step in the process of obtaining designation...

Bringing nursing orientation back to life

Our hospital systems’ journey to obtain Magnet® recognition led to an excellent opportunity: the chance to revamp and improve our nursing orientation program as part of the effort to achieve excellence in nursing practice. Our...

A nurse-driven community education program for older adults

Organizational involvement in community service is a key component of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Healthcare organizations with Magnet® recognition can address community healthcare needs through partnerships and programs. This article describes...

National Magnet Nurse of the Year® 2016 award winners

The National Magnet Nurse of the Year® awards from the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognize the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses from Magnet®-recognized organizations for innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk-taking. The awards are...