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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.

December 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 12

Author: Margaret L. McClure, EdD, RN, FAAN

Even during a nursing shortage, building magnetism into a healthcare environment promotes better patient outcomes, lower mortality rates, and higher patient satisfaction. Although Magnet™ hospitals don’t escape the effects of national healthcare trends, such as cost-cutting and other pressures, certain characteristics allow them to respond differently.

 In the . . .

July 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 7

Author: Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN

The Magnet Recognition Program identifies healthcare facilities committed to nursing excellence.

March 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 3

Author: Kathleen Ferket, MSN, RN, CPNP

The authors explain the program that has brought Magnet success to seven hospitals – so far.

December 2006 Vol. 1 Num. 3

Author: Pamela F. Cipriano, Editor-in-Chief, PhD, RN, FAAN

December turns our hearts and minds to the holiday season. We juggle work time and family demands to prepare for holiday celebrations. We reflect on the diversity of our cultural and religious traditions, preparing for our own rituals and gatherings.

Almost universal in our culture is the tradition of gift . . .

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