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Magnet Recognition Program®: Facts and FAQs


Here are a few facts about the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition
Program® from the ANCC website.

  • As of January 28, 2013, there were 395 Magnet® facilities.
  • Magnet-designated facilities are located not just in the United States but also in Australia,
    Lebanon, and Singapore.
  • The Magnet Model has five components—transformational leadership; structural empowerment;
    exemplary professional practice; new knowledge, innovation, and improvements; and empirical
    quality results.
  • The Forces of Magnetism were first described in 1983.
  • In 2013, about 7% of all registered hospitals achieved ANCC Magnet Recognition® status.
    ANCC maintains a FAQs section on its website.

Here’s a frequently asked question:

Q. What is the new source of evidence (SOE) announced at the 2012 National Magnet
Organizations submitting documentation on or after June 1, 2013, regardless of the application
date, will be expected to address the new education SOE: Provide an action plan and set a target,
which demonstrates evidence of progress toward having 80% of registered nurses obtain a
degree in nursing (baccalaureate or graduate degree) by 2020.

The SOE will not be scored from June 1, 2013 to June 1, 2015. The Commission on Magnet Recognition
® will review data presented by organizations and make a decision on scoring parameters. We
are requiring a plan. The plan should include an assessment of the current state, evaluation of
methods and strategies to increase the educational level of the workforce, and setting of established,
realistic targets to meet the healthcare organization’s strategy to increase the number of RNs with
a degree in nursing (baccalaureate or graduate degree).

For more FAQs, visit http://www.nursecredentialing.org/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.

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