1. Wolf, Gail DNS, RN, FAAN
  2. Triolo, Pamela PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. Ponte, Patricia Reid DNSc, RN, FAAN


Twenty-five years ago, the foundation of the Magnet Recognition Program was established. Magnet designation has served as the hallmark of excellence for nursing practice, and research has demonstrated a profound impact on nursing practice and patient care. The purpose of this article was to forecast the direction of the Magnet Recognition Program. The authors discussed the results of a multivariate structural analysis of the forces of magnet and the subsequent future model for Magnet.