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A Baltimore hospital used the five Magnet components as a framework for
transforming its bedside medication administration process. Involving directcare
nurses in decision making was a key aspect of the project.
At one community hospital, nurses, physicians, and administrators worked together to build the infrastructure for Magnet® and just culture into their organization, aiding their pursuit of healthcare excellence.
Last October’s conference honored 40 newly designated and 64 redesignated Magnet organizations, announced the 2010 Magnet Prize recipient, honored Magnet Prize Honors winners, and recognized individual nurse leaders for their outstanding service and contributions.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the highest recognition of nursing excellence. The designation puts nurses at the forefront of influencing improved patient outcomes and experience as well as ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. Magnet recognition represents nurses’ commitment to lifelong learning and bedside autonomy, which allows them to continue to advocate for patient care and safety.
Many organizations lack role-specific competency-based orientation, leaving nurses to learn on the job. Traditionally, nurses learn the charge nurse role over time as they progress from novice to expert, which was sufficient with greater experienced-to-novice nurse ratios. This article highlights a hospital that developed a role-based competency program for charge nurses.
Magnet4Europe represents the largest international implementation science initiative designed to leverage the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® model for improving work environments and clinician well-being in Europe. Partnerships have been created between 68 Magnet-recognized U.S. hospitals and 65 general acute care hospitals in Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden.
This article kicks off our series that examines the distinguishing traits of Magnet hospitals and discusses strategies that can make healthcare facilities more “magnetic.”
At a rural hospital working toward Magnet recognition, adopting shared decision-making governance increased nurses’ confidence and boosted interdisciplinary collaboration.