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Nursing Reference Center Magnet Recognition Program

EBSCO’s Nursing Reference Center (NRC) including CINAHL With Full Text: “Gateway to Magnet Status”

What is Magnet Status?
Awarded by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to Recognize Nursing Excellence, which includes:

  • Excellent patient outcomes
  • High level of job satisfaction
  • Low staff turnover
  • Appropriate grievance resolution
  • Involvement in data collection
  • Nurses’ decision making in patient care delivery
  • Encouragement of advancing nursing practice education

Why Magnet Matters
Magnet Designated Organizations Report Competitive Advantages Including:

  • Lowering employee turnover rates
  • Increasing public confidence
  • Creating a culture of empowerment, respect, and integrity
  • Reinforcing collaborative working relationships
  • Boosting employee morale
  • Increasing market share
  • Attracting the highest quality staff

The ANCC’s 5 Model Magnet Components:

5 Model Management Components

Component 1: “Transformational Leadership”

Nursing Reference Center: Clinical Resource of Choice: A Commitment to Excellence, Best Practices

  • Transformation of the Entire Healthcare Environment
    • Transforming organization’s values, beliefs, behaviors
    • Requires vision, influence, clinical knowledge, strong expertise
    • Senior leadership responsibilities
      • Create vision
      • Communicate change
    • Intent is not to simply fix broken systems, but rather to transform the organization.

Key Concepts: Culture of work environment, leadership, values and norms, knowledge, staffing, appraisal, communication, learning environment, professional practice models,

Sample Search #1: “Nursing Leadership”

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Sample Search #2: “Knowledge”

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Component 2: “Structural Empowerment”

Nursing Reference Center: Clinical Assessment Tools, Evidence Based Care Sheets

  • Solid Structures and Processes Encourage:
    • Innovative environment
    • Strong professional practice
    • Mission, Vision and Values that come to life
    • Organizations’ strategic plan
      • Helps to develop, direct and empower staff
      • Achieve desired outcomes

Key Concepts: Structural empowerment, teaching and role development, job satisfaction, organizational decision making, nursing autonomy, shared governance

Sample Search #1: “Job Satisfaction”

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Sample Search #2: “Nursing Autonomy”

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Model Magnet Component 3: “Exemplary Professional Practice”

Nursing Reference Center: Individualized Plan of Care, Recognized Standards of Practice, Skills

  • Comprehensive Understanding of the Role of Nursing
    • Application of the role with:
      • Patients
      • Families
      • Communities
      • Interdisciplinary team
    • Application of new knowledge and evidence
    • What professional practice can achieve

Key Concepts: Empirical outcomes, quality improvement, culturally competent care, nursing standards, nursing skills, professional practice models, diversity, patient rights

Sample Search #1: “Culturally Competent Care”

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Sample Search #2: “Nursing Skills” (Balloon Pump, Intra-Aortic: Management)

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Model Magnet Component 4: “New Knowledge, Innovation, Improvements”

Nursing Reference Center: Evidenced Based Quick Lessons, Drug Information

  • Essential Building Blocks for Magnet-Recognized Organizations
    • Redesign/Redefine our current systems and practices
      • New models of care
      • Application of existing evidence
      • New evidence
      • Visible contributions to the science of nursing

Key Concepts: Evidence-based practice, sources of knowledge, lessons, continuous quality improvement, medication nursing implications

Sample Search #1: “Pressure Ulcers and Incontinence – Quick Lessons”

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Sample Search #2: “Remicade” (Drug information)

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Model Magnet Component 5: “Empirical Quality Results”

Nursing Reference Center: Nursing turnover Impacting outcomes, benchmarking/quality improvement

  • Comparing Outcomes to Quantitative Benchmarks
    • Clinical outcomes related to nursing
    • Workforce outcomes
    • Patient and consumer outcomes
    • Organizational outcomes

The questions is not, “What did you do?”, but “What difference did you make?”

Key Concepts: Outcomes, guidelines, quantitative outcome requirements, Benchmarks

Sample Search #1: “Patient Care Outcomes”

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Sample Search #2: “Benchmarks”

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Nursing Reference Center Supports Magnet Certification
Magnet Requirement Description NRC Supports
Transformational Leadership Hospital leadership committed to Nursing excellence while fostering new ideas and innovations
Structural Empowerment Nursing staff is developed, directed and empowered to accomplish organizational goals and achieve desired outcomes
Exemplary Professional Practice Establishment of strong professional nursing practice utilizing the latest available, evidence based information
New Knowledge, Innovation, Improvements Includes new models of care, application of existing evidence, new evidence and visible contributions to the science of nursing
Empirical Quality Results Compares nursing and workforce outcomes, patient and consumer outcomes and organizational outcomes to quantitative benchmarks


References: The Center for Nursing Advocacy, American Nurses Credentialing Center

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