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According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Web site, the Magnet Recognition Program was developed to recognize health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and uphold the tradition within nursing of professional nursing practice. It also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful practices and strategies among nursing systems.


The Magnet Recognition Program uses quality indicators and standards of nursing practice based on the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators. The Magnet designation process also appraises qualitative and quantitative factors in nursing.


As of November 2006, the ANCC's Commission on Magnet Recognition recognizes 225 health care organizations in 42 states and one foreign country. Magnet facilities must reapply for redesignation every four years.


Your Guide to Opportunities in Magnet Facilities

Cedars-Sinai Health System


8723 Alden Dr., SSB-110


Los Angeles, CA 90048


Contact: Thea Bruzdzinski


(310) 423-6320


Fax: (310) 423-0378




Web site:


Children's Mercy Hospital


2401 Gillham Rd.


Kansas City, MO 64108


Contact: Jodi Weiss, Recruiter


(816) 234-3142


Fax: (816) 855-1989




Web site:




DUMC 3714


Durham, NC 27710


Contact: Nurse Recruitment


(800) BE-A-NURSE (232-6877)


Web site:


Poudre Valley Health System


1240 Doctors Lane


Ft. Collins, CO 80524


Contact: Candace Pruett, HR


Consultant/Nurse Recruiter


(970) 495-7800




Web site:


Scottsdale Healthcare


UCLA Healthcare


10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400


Los Angeles, CA 90095


Contact: Sheri Monsein, RN


(310) 825-8141


Fax: (310) 825-3102




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University Medical Center


1501 N. Campbell Ave.


Tucson, AZ 85724


Contact: Nursing Recruitment


Fax: (520) 694-2528




Web site:


University of Texas Medical Branch


301 University Blvd.


Galveston, TX 77555-0512


(409) 747-4717 or (877) 886-2499


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