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Authors

  1. Upenieks, Valda V. PhD, RN
  2. Sitterding, Mary MSN, RN

Abstract

Magnet recognition is the highest award that the ANCC bestows on an institution and exemplifies a hospital's accomplishments in providing commitment, support, and resources for nursing excellence throughout the organization. Magnet hospitals attain their status based on structure and outcome criteria known as the 14 Forces of Magnetism. The authors discuss one hospital's journey and the outstanding models integrated in their organization that paved the way for their first award, followed by their journey toward redesignation.