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Authors

  1. Wolf, Gail PhD, RN
  2. Finlayson, Susan DNP, RN
  3. Hayden, Margaret MSN, RN
  4. Hoolahan, Susan MSN, RN
  5. Mazzoccoli, Andrea PhD, RN

Abstract

Magnet(R) designation has been shown to be a cost-effective strategy resulting in improved patient, staff, and organizational outcomes. Achieving this designation requires an organization to successfully progress through developmental levels on their journey to excellence. Part 1 of this article describes a 4-level developmental model that is applied to each of the Magnet components. Part 2 will discuss a 5-step developmental process and leadership strategies for developing a unit or department through the various levels.