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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.

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.

By . . .

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

The CHAMP app supports at-home monitoring of patients with single ventricle cardiac disease.

CHAMP is a single ventricle interstage application for home monitoring that transcends the organization by integrating the standardization of ambulatory care across the continuum and reduces events in this high-risk population.
Communication and integrated . . .

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

Author: Sonya Wood-Johnson, MSN, RN, PCCN; Suzanna Ho, MSN, RN; and Melanie Rainford, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

Today’s healthcare organizations need to improve patient safety, which includes effectively communicating information to nurses about safety incidents and how to address them. After all, frontline nurses are at the sharp edge of patient care—the last step before an error occurs. But communicating to staff in a large . . .

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

Author: Wendy Tuzik Micek, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

After preparing and submitting documents to the Magnet Recognition Program®, you and your colleagues wait, hoping for a phone call to announce a site visit, the next step in the process of obtaining designation as a Magnet® organization. Finally, the anticipated phone call occurs, and the visit is scheduled. You . . .

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

Author: Stephanie A. Walton, MSN, RN, and Deb Sitter, MA, BSN, BSM, RN-BC

Our hospital systems’ journey to obtain Magnet® recognition led to an excellent opportunity: the chance to revamp and improve our nursing orientation program as part of the effort to achieve excellence in nursing practice. Our system consists of three hospitals that historically held separate nursing orientations—we combined them into . . .

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Author: Kelsey Vukov, MS, RN; Jack Davis, MSN, RN, ONC; and Patricia Quinlan, PhD, MPA, RN, CPHQ

Organizational involvement in community service is a key component of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Healthcare organizations with Magnet® recognition can address community healthcare needs through partnerships and programs. This article describes how nurses at a big-city specialty hospital developed and evaluated a nurse-driven . . .

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

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

The National Magnet Nurse of the Year® awards from the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognize the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses from Magnet®-recognized organizations for innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk-taking. The awards are presented for each Magnet® Model component. (See Magnet® Model.) A road map for organizations . . .

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 . . .

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