March 2016 Vol. 11 No. 3

Author: Sarah Clark, MSN, RN, CCRN, CHSE

A few years ago, when Cone Health (based in Greensboro, North Carolina) decided to strive for top-decile health-system status by 2015, work began on changing the culture to match leadership’s values. One of our seven breakthrough projects (those with the potential to fundamentally shift how we deliver . . .

March 2016 Vol. 11 No. 3

Author: Jill A. Kelley, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, and Melanie M. Heuston, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Organizations pursuing Magnet® recognition must ensure the evidence supports the structures in place for frontline nurses to address ethical issues. What’s more, the organization’s nurses need to have a strong understanding of the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses.
In 2012, the chief nursing officer . . .

March 2016 Vol. 11 No. 3

Author: Nell Buhlman, MBA

In today’s increasingly competitive healthcare market, effective nursing practice is a critical component of high-value care and an essential driver of health system success. To achieve and sustain a competitive advantage, hospital leaders must understand and respond to the full range of factors that influence nursing and make . . .

January 2016 Vol. 11 No. 1

Author: Kaycee Shiskowsky, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, and Mary Krugman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

“Iam involved in decisions that affect my work.” Many hospitals are striving to achieve better scores on this important employee-engagement survey question, as well as to incorporate a robust shared leadership program to meet recommendations of the Magnet Recognition Program®.

At the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora . . .

January 2016 Vol. 11 No. 1

Author: Fidelindo Lim, DNP, CCRN; Kimberly A. Weiss, MSN, FNP-BC; and Ingrid Herrera-Capoziello, MSN, RN, ANP NURSING

The transition from novice to expert nurse has been an important topic in nursing circles for more than 30 years, since Patricia Benner adapted the Dreyfus model of skills acquisition to the nursing profession. The model still serves as an excellent conceptual framework for the professional development of new nurses . . .

January 2016 Vol. 11 No. 1

Author: Christina L. Dobson, MSN, BS, FNP, RN

Left to right: Dr. Michael L. Evans, President, ANCC; award winners June K. Amling, Christina M. Tussey, Cathy C. Cartwright, Toni M. Standley, and Michelle L. Witkop; Donna Havens, Chair, Commission on Magnet® Recognition; Linda C. Lewis, Chief ANCC Officer/Executive Vice President

The National Magnet Nurse of the Year . . .

January 2016 Vol. 11 No. 1

Author: Susan Winslow, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Organizations on the path to obtaining Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) appoint a single source of communication and contact—the Magnet Program Director (MPD). For new MPDs, this role can be overwhelming or amazing, depending on the orientation, available mentoring, and outcome of the organization’s . . .

September 2015 Vol. 10 No. 9

Author: Carol Tierney, PhD, RN, NEA-B; James Healy, BS; and Ali Reed

At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), clinical nurses faced multiple challenges during a 6-week period in 2013:

hospital-wide rollout of a new clinical pump
triennial visit by The Joint Commission
recent implementation of a new professional practice model
impending upgrade of the electronic medical record
American . . .

September 2015 Vol. 10 No. 9

Author: Barbara Wadsworth, DNP, RN, MBA, FACHE, FAAN, NEA-BC

In March 2015, Main Line Health® designation became one of only 19 health systems across the nation to receive Magnet® designation for all of its facilities from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). My colleagues and I are enormously proud of this achievement—and of every step we travelled together . . .

September 2015 Vol. 10 No. 9

Author: Casey Bradfield, BSN, RN

According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Magnet Recognition Program® “recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice.” As of February 2016, organizations seeking to obtain Magnet® designation or redesignation will be required to submit application documents electronically via a web-based . . .

September 2015 Vol. 10 No. 9

Author: Aleshia Smith, MSN, RN; Susan M Kolb, MSN, CRNP; and Sharon Barton, PhD, RN

School is second only to family as the most influential environment in a child’s life. For some children, school is even more influential than family. School is where children get an education, learn healthy behaviors and social skills, and ideally, receive health care and important medical screenings.

Unfortunately, a . . .

March 2015 Vol. 10 No. 3

Author: Eugene Waterval, MSN, RN, NE-BC

To apply for Magnet® recognition, a healthcare organization must describe and demonstrate how its nursing leaders promote and develop nursing cultures that support implementation of structures and processes to achieve excellence in patient care and nursing practice. Orlando Health in Orlando, Florida, used the five Magnet® Model components and standards . . .

March 2015 Vol. 10 No. 3

Author: Debra L. Meline, MSN, RN, CDE, NEA-BC, and Sharon N. Brehm, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

Many hospitals have instituted formal shared decision making (SDM) or shared governance to promote excellence in nursing practice. SDM is an important element in hospitals with Magnet® recognition. Bringing bed­side nurses together with educators and managers allows sharing of knowledge and expertise to improve patient care and professional nursing . . .