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Focus On: The Magnet Recognition Program

All nurses want to deliver the best care to achieve the best patient outcomes. Having the resources you need to deliver evidence-based care and being empowered to deliver that care, is paramount to achieving the best patient outcomes.

Magnet designation has come to stand for quality care, at a quality institution, by quality nurses. According to Karen Drenkard, the Director, Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), "When ANCC started the Magnet program over 20 years ago, it was done predominantly as a recruitment and retention strategy for nurses. Today the Magnet designation signifies outstanding patient care in a safe, high quality environment; development, dissemination, and enculturalization of exceptional nursing practices and strategies; a supportive, innovative workplace that empowers nurses; and superior clinical outcomes." (1)

Make no mistake; Magnet designation does make a difference. In the annual "America's Best Hospitals" report in U.S. News & World Report, 7 of the top 10 facilities were Magnet facilities. In fact, Magnet designated hospitals rank higher overall than non-Magnet hospitals.

For those of you that work in a facility that is working towards Magnet designation or if you're interested in adopting some of the Magnet ideals at your facility, we've assembled a collection of resources that will help you navigate the Magnet journey.


Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC
Chief Nurse
Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research

(1) Drenkard K. The Magnet Imperative, JONA vol. 39, no.7/8 supplement.

EMBARKING ON THE MAGNET JOURNEY

CHANGING CULTURE TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES

INTEGRATING EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE

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  Focus On: The Magnet Recognition Program
 
EMBARKING ON THE MAGNET JOURNEY

  Effects of Hospital Care Environment on Patient Mortality and Nurse Outcomes [PDF only]
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
July/August 2009 Supplement    Comments(0)

  Magnet Status and Registered Nurse Views of the Work Environment and Nursing as a Career [PDF only]
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
July/August 2009 Supplement    Comments(0)

  Nurse Work Environments and Occupational Safety in Intensive Care Units [PDF only]
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
July/August 2009 Supplement    Comments(0)

  Organizational climate and intensive care unit nurses' intention to leave [PDF only]
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
July/August 2009 Supplement    Comments(0)

  The Magnet Imperative [PDF only]
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
July/August 2009 Supplement    Comments(0)

  The Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program: A Comparison of Two Groups of Magnet Hospitals [PDF only]
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
July/August 2009 Supplement    Comments(0)

  Workplace Empowerment and Magnet Hospital Characteristics as Predictors of Patient Safety Climate [PDF only]
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
July/August 2009 Supplement    Comments(0)

  Magnet Recognition Program: The Next Generation
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
April 2008    Comments(0)

  Bumps on the Road to Magnet Designation: Achieving Organizational Excellence
Nursing Administration Quarterly
April/June 2009    Comments(0)

  M THE MAGNETIC PULL: The nuts and bolts of Magnet site visit preparation
Nursing Management
July 2009    Comments(0)

  Achieving Magnet Redesignation: A Framework for Cultural Change
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
October 2008    Comments(0)

  Engaging organizational support for the Magnet journey
Nursing Management
December 2008    Comments(0)

  Is Magnet a money-maker?
Nursing Management
June 2007    Comments(0)

  The Essentials of Magnetism for Home Health
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
May 2007    Comments(0)

  Education for Administration: Executive Master of Science in Nursing Program Incorporating the 14 Forces of Magnetism
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
February 2008    Comments(0)

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CHANGING CULTURE TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES

  Navigating the Perfect Storm: Balancing a Culture of Safety With Workforce Challenges
Nursing Research
January/February 2008    Comments(0)

  Building Organizational Capacity for a Healthy Work Environment Through Role-Based Professional Practice
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
July/September 2009    Comments(0)

  Nursing Professional Practice Environments: Setting the Stage for Constructive Conflict Resolution and Work Effectiveness
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
May 2008    Comments(0)

  Essentials of a Productive Nurse Work Environment
Nursing Research
January/February 2008    Comments(0)

  Challenges in Sustaining Excellence Over Time
Nursing Administration Quarterly
April/June 2009    Comments(0)

  Pipedream or Possibility: 6 Steps to Transform Your Workplace
Journal of Christian Nursing
Summer 2004    Comments(0)

  Strategies and Tools for Managing Change
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration
September 2007    Comments(0)

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INTEGRATING EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE

  Translation to Practice: Developing an Evidence-Based Practice Nurse Internship Program
AACN Advanced Critical Care
July/September 2008    Comments(0)

  The Integration of a Nurse Model to Increase Clinical Excellence
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development
January/February 2007    Comments(0)

  Overcoming Barriers to Research in a Magnet Community Hospital
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
October/December2008    Comments(0)

  Evidence-Based Pain Management: Analyzing the Practice Environment and Clinical Expertise
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
September/October 2009    Comments(0)

  Editorial: Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
Nursing Research
January/February 2010    Comments(0)

  Research Needs Assessment: Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Research
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development
January/February 2008    Comments(0)

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