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  1. Ecoff, Laurie PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  2. Brown, Caroline E. DEd, CNS, WHNP


This department expands nursing leaders' knowledge and competencies in health facility design. The editor of this department, Dr Jaynelle Stichler, asked guest authors, Drs Ecoff and Brown, to describe the process of using the conceptual models of a nursing evidence-based practice model and the Magnet Recognition Program(R) as a structured process to lead decision making in the planning and design processes and to achieve desired outcomes in hospital design.