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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. Part 1 of this article described a 4-level developmental model applied to each of the Magnet components. In part 2, we will discuss a 5-step process and leadership strategies for developing units or departments through the various levels.