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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182612
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Keeping the Passion Alive - Magnet Unit Champions Maintaining the Momentum
Author(s):
Tydings, Donna; Koops, Patricia
Author Details:
Donna Tydings, MS, RN, CCRN, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, email: donna.tydings@viahealth.org; Patricia Koops, BSN, RN, CCRN
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A hospital based Magnet Unit Champions Committee demonstrated great passion and dedication to raising the bar for nursing care. Committee leaders will provide a comprehensive presentation on the committee's inception, initial direction and goals prior to Magnet designation, and the goals and achievements following designation. ABSTRACT: In early 2003, nurses representing each patient care unit were designated as Magnet Unit Champions. Initially the monthly meetings were education sessions to inform them about Magnet, Magnet designation and the process for Magnet achievement. They were charged with bringing the Forces of Magnetism to their nursing colleagues on their unit. Upon submission of our Magnet document, the focus of the meetings grew to include discussions on the Magnet site visit process. The Magnet Unit Champions played an integral part in the Magnet site visit. They ensured the appraisers witnessed our nurses living the Forces of Magnetism every day and their pride in providing care that meets Magnet standards. Magnet designation was achieved in September 2004. The Magnet Unit Champions were resolute that they stay together to continue the Magnet journey and maintain momentum. They recognized that the Magnet journey is just that - a journey that is never ending. The group performed a gap analysis and identified areas within the Forces of Magnetism where they believed they could make a significant impact. These were: community service, attention to cultural needs, nurse/physician collaboration, internal resource accessibility, and marketing & communication. Subcommittees were formed and goals were set. The Magnet Unit Champions were provided with leadership education to equip them with the tools they would need to be successful in this endeavor. Their largest accomplishment was the development of a comprehensive internal Magnet Unit Champions website. The website describes Magnet, the Forces of Magnetism, and answers frequently asked questions. It links to numerous websites, both internal & external, dedicated to research & evidence based practice, professional organizations and professional development. It lists the health systems advanced practice nurses and specialties, provides a list of members and current projects and achievements. The Magnet Unit Champions also publish a quarterly newsletter, facilitate the traveling Magnet award and journal, and sponsor quarterly Magnet Unit Champion community service activities. They hosted an anniversary teaching day featuring a national speaker and participated in two Magnet Regional Workshops. Their list of accomplishments is both vast and varied. Our Magnet Unit Champions are truly passionate about nursing!
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Note:
This 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.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKeeping the Passion Alive - Magnet Unit Champions Maintaining the Momentumen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTydings, Donnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoops, Patriciaen_US
dc.author.detailsDonna Tydings, MS, RN, CCRN, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, email: donna.tydings@viahealth.org; Patricia Koops, BSN, RN, CCRNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182612-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A hospital based Magnet Unit Champions Committee demonstrated great passion and dedication to raising the bar for nursing care. Committee leaders will provide a comprehensive presentation on the committee's inception, initial direction and goals prior to Magnet designation, and the goals and achievements following designation. ABSTRACT: In early 2003, nurses representing each patient care unit were designated as Magnet Unit Champions. Initially the monthly meetings were education sessions to inform them about Magnet, Magnet designation and the process for Magnet achievement. They were charged with bringing the Forces of Magnetism to their nursing colleagues on their unit. Upon submission of our Magnet document, the focus of the meetings grew to include discussions on the Magnet site visit process. The Magnet Unit Champions played an integral part in the Magnet site visit. They ensured the appraisers witnessed our nurses living the Forces of Magnetism every day and their pride in providing care that meets Magnet standards. Magnet designation was achieved in September 2004. The Magnet Unit Champions were resolute that they stay together to continue the Magnet journey and maintain momentum. They recognized that the Magnet journey is just that - a journey that is never ending. The group performed a gap analysis and identified areas within the Forces of Magnetism where they believed they could make a significant impact. These were: community service, attention to cultural needs, nurse/physician collaboration, internal resource accessibility, and marketing & communication. Subcommittees were formed and goals were set. The Magnet Unit Champions were provided with leadership education to equip them with the tools they would need to be successful in this endeavor. Their largest accomplishment was the development of a comprehensive internal Magnet Unit Champions website. The website describes Magnet, the Forces of Magnetism, and answers frequently asked questions. It links to numerous websites, both internal & external, dedicated to research & evidence based practice, professional organizations and professional development. It lists the health systems advanced practice nurses and specialties, provides a list of members and current projects and achievements. The Magnet Unit Champions also publish a quarterly newsletter, facilitate the traveling Magnet award and journal, and sponsor quarterly Magnet Unit Champion community service activities. They hosted an anniversary teaching day featuring a national speaker and participated in two Magnet Regional Workshops. Their list of accomplishments is both vast and varied. Our Magnet Unit Champions are truly passionate about nursing!en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:32:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:32:02Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.en_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.-
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