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The American Nurse Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. American Nurse Today encourages you to read the articles below to learn about the achievements of these organizations and the individuals behind them.

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

Nursing research—a win for nurses and patients.

Mobile handheld devices are being used at more often in healthcare settings. 
These devices have the potential to be infection carriers and cause healthcare-associated infections. 
The disinfection technique of 70% isopropyl alcohol and 15 seconds of friction can reduce the . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

With nurse input, this hospital strives for staffing satisfaction.

Staffing and scheduling presents some of the greatest challenges for both leaders and clinical staff.
Collaborative efforts around staffing decisions enhance engagement.
Input from direct line staff drive informed change.

By Ann Blankenhorn, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Reading Hospital . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Three pediatric hospitals share tips for success.

Ethics champion programs can connect nurses with the ethical foundations of nursing practice and promote moral agency in clinical care.
Three pediatric hospitals describe how ethics champion programs can create unit-based ethics champions to provide hospital-wide support and education to . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Two roads to nurse engagement and quality outcomes.

Magnet recognizes healthcare organizations for quality outcomes, patient care and nursing excellence, and innovations in professional practice
Pathway emphasizes supportive practice environments, including a established shared-governance structure that values nurses’ contributions in everyday decisions, especially those that affect their clinical . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

In October 2017, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® released the 2019 Magnet® Application Manual, the 12th application manual in the 27-year history of the program. It builds upon the foundation of seminal research conducted in the early 1980s that led to the creation of the program, but it also incorporates contemporary standards that address challenges faced globally by healthcare organizations today.

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Clinical and community partnerships reduce hospitalization and emergency department visits.

Nurses need to lead the way in redesigning integrated healthcare delivery.
Building relationships and navigating with patients across the care continuum identifies gaps in care coordination.
Success with value-based payment depends on community-based interprofessional collaboration.

By Billie . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

By Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC

The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on the Magnet® designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

A workshop helps frontline nurses pursue research interests.
By Stephanie A. Walton, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Kara Sankey, MSN, CNL, RN; and Nichelle Jensen, DNP, APNP

Encouraging all levels of nursing to participate in research is an important component of establishing an inclusive research culture. Here’s how we built . . .

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

As the nursing profession strives to advance care delivery, it’s faced with many challenges, including adequately educating nurses and effectively managing staffing and retention issues. We need new, innovative solutions to effectively deal with these challenges. Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) developed a unique medical nurse float pool to support medical nursing units by decreasing overtime costs and managing unpredictable staffing needs.

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

This Magnet®-recognized organization created a process for virtual bedside transfers.

Virtual patient handoffs using web-enabled devices can reduce anxiety for both nurses and patients.
Mobile technology can be used securely in healthcare.

By Dennis Santa, MSN, RN, ANP, CCRN, BA-C, and Dell E. Roach, MSN, RN . . .

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

Follow these steps to ensure nurse engagement and interprofessional collaboration.

Creating a PPM is required for ANCC Magnet® designated facilities.
Establishing and modifying the PPM requires engagement by clinical nurses and nurse leaders to reflect nursing culture and professional values.
 The PPM must align with the organizational strategic vision . . .

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

How to use technology  to streamline Magnet®  documentation submission.

Cloud technology helps to streamline the Magnet document submission process.
Cloud technology allows for transparent, collaborative document and data sharing.

By Jessie Reich, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CMSRN, and Courtney Maloney, MSN, RN

Pennsylvania Hospital–Penn Medicine, the nation’s . . .

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

Using information sheets allowed this organization to achieve its dissemination goals.

Dissemination information sheets can improve the quality of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations.
Kirkpatrick’s Model is a useful framework to guide evaluation of educational initiatives.
Intentional strategies to support dissemination activities can help organizations achieve desired goals.

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