1. Messmer, Patricia R. PhD, RN, BC, FAAN
  2. Jones, Sande Gracia PhD, ARNP, ACRN, CS, C, BC
  3. Rosillo, Christine BSN, MBA, RN, CNA


The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program recognizes facilities that demonstrate excellence in nursing services, development of a professional milieu and growth and development of the nursing staff. The Magnet program is based on the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators, which serves as the evaluation framework for determination of Magnet recognition. The role of research and its impact on nursing practice is an important criterion. The authors describe how one medical center successfully used ongoing nursing research projects to highlight how the institution met the Magnet standards.