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  1. Triolo, Pamela Klauer PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Scherer, Elaine M. MA, BSN, RN
  3. Floyd, Jeanne M. PhD, RN


Launched in the early 1980s, Magnet Recognition has been the focus of nurse administrators for over 2 decades in their quest for excellence in nursing practice and outcomes of patient care. The authors describe a comprehensive evaluation of the appraisal process within the Magnet Recognition Program commissioned by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and discusses recommendations for change in the program.