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  1. Auditore, Anthony MNSt, RN, NE-BC
  2. Karsten, Kathleen PhD, RN
  3. Rolston, Elizabeth J. MEd, RN
  4. McMillan-Coddington, Deborah MS, RN


Magnet(R) designation is a prestigious recognition given to a hospital for two reasons: excellence in nursing care and outstanding patient outcomes. Professional development specialists are in a primary position to mentor direct care nursing staff to take ownership, accountability, and responsibility for their practice through the cultivation of a report demonstrating Magnet(R) engagement and readiness. A State of Nursing report was developed, employing the Magnet(R) components to fortify the commitment to nursing excellence.