New guide explores why hospitals pursue Magnet recognition

By | 2020-04-15T16:43:21-04:00 September 21st, 2017|0 Comments and OnCourse Learning released Why Magnet Hospitals Seek Nursing Excellence, a new digital resource guide about Magnet hospitals and nurses.

The guide includes information on a wide range of topics related to the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program.

Some of the topics in the guide include the benefits of Magnet status for hospitals and nurses, the pros and cons of seeking Magnet accreditation, general information on the Magnet accreditation process, and testimonials from Magnet hospitals and nurses. There is also an article about how Magnet hospitals and nurses in Houston responded to Hurricane Harvey.

In his welcome message in the guide, Robert Hess, executive vice president and chief nursing executive for OnCourse Learning, gives a personal account of how nurses at Magnet hospitals helped saved the lives of his father and father-in-law after they had fallen seriously ill.

“Magnet facilities carry the burden of doing these great things every day through countless encounters. It’s a heady status and provides plenty of material for the editorial staff at to explore,” Hess said in his welcome message in the guide.

The guide also features an interview with Rebecca Graystone, interim director of the ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program, discussing the program’s history, goals and future objectives. There also is a Q&A with Cindy Sayre, CNO at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, which became the first Magnet hospital in the U.S. to earn Magnet recognition in 1994.

Some past Magnet Nurses of the Year also share what their awards and experiences working at Magnet facilities have meant to them.

The guide also contains a list of CE courses that can help nurses on the Magnet journey, as well as a featured course on the role of transformational leadership in nursing.

The guide is easy to navigate and also includes hyperlinks to other articles or educational resources related to the Magnet process.

Whether you work at a Magnet or non-Magnet facility, our guide will provide you with a great deal of information about the Magnet process, and why many hospitals decide to pursue the Magnet journey.


Courses Related to ‘Magnet accreditation’

WEB315: Professional Practice Environment: Bringing Magnet Designation into the Community Setting
 (1 contact hr)

ANCC Magnet designation is for any organization that employs nurses; however, many think this is a hospital-only designation. Regardless of your work setting, research shows that a Magnet designated organization is linked to less nurse burnout and improved job satisfaction. Learn about the research concerning Magnet principles and how organizations outside of the traditional hospital setting can incorporate Magnet principles and obtain the coveted Magnet Designation!

CE365: Shared Governance
 (1 contact hr)

Shared governance is an organizational model that provides a structure for shared decision making among professionals about practice and clinical outcomes. Shared governance legitimizes nurses’ decision-making control over their practice while extending their influence to some administrative areas previously controlled by managers. The popularity of shared governance is largely due to the rise of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program’s acknowledgement that professionals need a professional structure to sustain professional behaviors and excellence in clinical outcomes. Magnet applicant hospitals must meet the criteria for the structural empowerment of nurses — that is, demonstrate structures and processes that enable nurses from all settings and roles to participate in organizational decision-making groups that affect nursing practice. A successful shared governance program satisfies this requirement.


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Sallie Jimenez
Sallie Jimenez is content manager for healthcare for from Relias. She develops and edits content for the blog, which covers industry news and trends in the nursing profession and healthcare. She also develops content for the Digital Editions. She has more than 25 years of healthcare journalism, content marketing and editing experience.

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