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A nurse-driven community education program for older adults

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...

National Magnet Nurse of the Year® 2016 award winners

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...

Patient-centered simulations can strengthen collegial relationships

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...

Breathing life back into a medical ethics committee

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...

How nurse’s work environment influences key performance indicators

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...
councils

Jump-starting unit-based councils

“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...
preceptors

Preceptor education: Focusing on quality and safety education for nurses

The transition from novice to expert nurse has been an important topic in nursing circles for more than 30 years, since Patricia Benner adapted...

National Magnet Nurse of the Year® 2015 award winners

Left to right: Dr. Michael L. Evans, President, ANCC; award winners June K. Amling, Christina M. Tussey, Cathy C. Cartwright, Toni M. Standley, and...
Lessons learned

Lessons learned by Magnet® Program Directors

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...

Boot camp can help prepare nurses for Magnet® appraiser visits

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...
Achieving Magnet®

Achieving Magnet® designation: From preparation to pride

In March 2015, Main Line Health® designation became one of only 19 health systems across the nation to receive Magnet® designation for all of...
Magnet® document submission

Get ready for web-based electronic Magnet® document submission

According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Magnet Recognition Program® “recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional...
Healthy lifestyles

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia partners with schools to promote healthy lifestyles

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...