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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164240
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Excellence in Nursing: "Magnetizing" Staff
Author(s):
Degges, Mary Ann
Author Details:
Mary Ann Degges, RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN, University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to share the experience of obtaining Magnet certification from the perspective of the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Significance/Justification: The American Nurses Association's Magnet certification program recognizes excellence in nursing services, development of a professional environment, and growth and development of nursing staff. This certification is awarded to nursing services that exemplify excellence in nursing. To date there are only seventy-four healthcare organizations that have received this prestigious award. The Clinical Nurse Specialist is an integral member of the nursing team and plays a vital role in the promotion of excellence in nursing and preparation of staff for the Magnet survey. Practice Innovation/Methods: The Clinical Nurse Specialist attended a monthly hospital-wide preparation team meeting. Staff nurses were prepared for the upcoming survey in a variety of ways. A monthly newsletter entitled, "5th Floor Excellence in Nursing" was distributed to staff. Several binders were prepared to serve as resources for staff in the areas of research, review of the literature, process improvement, and quality indicators. A "brag" book containing letters, cards, and pictures from patients and families was also developed. A bulletin board was placed in the corridor and contained information from newspapers related to the patient population. Outcomes/Conclusions: Staff became more engaged in unit activities, particularly process improvement, and discovered the excellence that they possessed. During a weeklong survey, staff nurses actively participated in the process and were eager to share examples of excellence with the surveyors. In March 2002 our hospital was awarded Magnet status. Implications for Practice: As the nursing shortage continues to worsen, it is important that nursing set the standard for safe, high quality patient care. Organizations that are awarded Magnet recognition exemplify the highest of standards for the delivery of nursing care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePromoting Excellence in Nursing: "Magnetizing" Staffen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDegges, Mary Annen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Ann Degges, RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN, University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164240-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this presentation is to share the experience of obtaining Magnet certification from the perspective of the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Significance/Justification: The American Nurses Association's Magnet certification program recognizes excellence in nursing services, development of a professional environment, and growth and development of nursing staff. This certification is awarded to nursing services that exemplify excellence in nursing. To date there are only seventy-four healthcare organizations that have received this prestigious award. The Clinical Nurse Specialist is an integral member of the nursing team and plays a vital role in the promotion of excellence in nursing and preparation of staff for the Magnet survey. Practice Innovation/Methods: The Clinical Nurse Specialist attended a monthly hospital-wide preparation team meeting. Staff nurses were prepared for the upcoming survey in a variety of ways. A monthly newsletter entitled, "5th Floor Excellence in Nursing" was distributed to staff. Several binders were prepared to serve as resources for staff in the areas of research, review of the literature, process improvement, and quality indicators. A "brag" book containing letters, cards, and pictures from patients and families was also developed. A bulletin board was placed in the corridor and contained information from newspapers related to the patient population. Outcomes/Conclusions: Staff became more engaged in unit activities, particularly process improvement, and discovered the excellence that they possessed. During a weeklong survey, staff nurses actively participated in the process and were eager to share examples of excellence with the surveyors. In March 2002 our hospital was awarded Magnet status. Implications for Practice: As the nursing shortage continues to worsen, it is important that nursing set the standard for safe, high quality patient care. Organizations that are awarded Magnet recognition exemplify the highest of standards for the delivery of nursing care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:44:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:44:39Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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