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Nursing Articles by Topic: HCPro's Resources for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®

Inside scoop from our experts: Dress codes

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 27, 2010

    There is discussion currently about modifying our dress code, not specific to that of the nurse or...

Inside the program: Developing yourself

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 27, 2010

    Just as you focus on developing the talent of your staff, so too you need to develop yourself even...

Inside best practice: Making the most of your flu outreach program

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 27, 2010

    The employee flu shot clinics at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD, are part of a...

In the news: Our final issue

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 27, 2010

    Starting on January 1st, HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® will...

In the news: A name change is coming for your e-newsletter!

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 20, 2010

    Starting next week, HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® will change...

Inside best practice: Evidence-based practice advice goes international

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 20, 2010

    The pair started off with a leadership and faculty conference all day on day one of the visit...

Inside the program: Staff self-appraisals

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 20, 2010

    A study (Inderrieden, Allen, & Keaveny, 2004) indicated that self-ratings have an overall...

Inside scoop from our experts: MD champions

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 20, 2010

    Q: I am initiating a MD MRP champion team and if anyone has strategies/advice on how to best...

In the news: Oregon nurses pursue additional degrees to demonstrate excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 13, 2010

    Because of the need to demonstrate factors such as quality nursing leadership, professional models...

Inside best practice: Nurses take evidence-based research improvements to Africa

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 13, 2010

    Sometimes, the lessons learned when traveling towards ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP...

Inside the program: Reporting confrontations

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 13, 2010

    The process is the same whether you are confronting a direct report or a colleague, with one...

Inside scoop from our experts: Nurse councils for the OR

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 13, 2010

    Q: Would anyone be willing to share success strategies for developing and sustaining councils for...

In the news: Journal of Nursing Education publishes paper on EPB

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 6, 2010

    This month’s Journal of Nursing Education takes a look at evidence-based practice (EBP) with...

Inside best practice: Flu shot prevention--Community outreach

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 6, 2010

    Sometimes it’s all about the marketing. Take flu shots, for instance. How do you best ensure...

Inside the program: Creating a development plan

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 6, 2010

    Create a development plan that works for your hospital. Keep it simple and concise so that it gets...

Inside scoop from our experts: Fall prevention initiatives

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 6, 2010

    We have been very successful in reducing our falls. Over the past two years, we have reduced them...

In the news: UNC Hospitals receive designation, create announcement video

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, November 29, 2010

    The University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals received notification of their designation as ANCC...

Inside best practice: Transformational leadership

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, November 29, 2010

    Is your CNO visible and a well-known patient and nurse advocate? Does she/he have a defined...

Inside the program: Benefits of coaching

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, November 29, 2010

    It is important that people get feedback and coaching on the positive behaviors they are...

Inside scoop from our experts: Shared Governance Implementation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, November 29, 2010

    Q: I have a couple of questions regarding Shared Governance Implementation: First, how long was...

In the news: Nursing Image Award winners announced

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 22, 2010

    This week, HCPro, Inc. announced the winners of the 2010 Nursing Image Awards, which recognize...

Inside best practice: Blueprint for excellent

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 22, 2010

    There are many reasons an organization is unable to apply or formally pursue Magnet Recognition...

Inside the program: Garnering feedback

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 22, 2010

    Suppose you were taking a class where none of your tests, papers, or projects was ever returned to...

Inside scoop from our experts: Champions and ambassadors

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 22, 2010

    Can you provide information on how you develop ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP...

Methods to improve tracking nurse education and training

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 46, November 19, 2010

    How quickly can you call up your nurse training and skill set data? Midland (TX) Memorial Hospital...

In the news: Six nurses receive national recognition

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 15, 2010

    The winners of this year’s Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek national Nursing Excellence Awards...

Inside best practice: Tracking nurse training and skillsets

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 15, 2010

    Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, TX, recently changed its process for tracking not only online...

Inside the program: Examples of setting goals

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 15, 2010

    A great example of how setting goals works is described in a paper by Baptist Health Care...

Inside scoop from our experts: Number of FTEs

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 15, 2010

    I am requesting information from anyone at a 200-300 bed community hospital that has a centralized...

In the news: Lowell hospital received designation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 8, 2010

    Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA, announced recently that is has joined the ranks of the ANCC...

Inside best practice: Bar coding at the bedside

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 8, 2010

    Planning and implementing a bar code scanning system at the bedside was a major undertaking for...

Inside the program: Hiring and promoting

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 8, 2010

    Nursing leaders make many decisions. One of the most important decisions any manager makes is whom...

Inside scoop from our experts: LPN functions

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 8, 2010

    I am interested in knowing if anyone is re-thinking their use of LPNs in the acute care setting. My...

In the news: Vermont hospital becomes third-time designee

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, November 1, 2010

    Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) of Bennington, VT, was re-designated under the ANCC...

Inside best practice: Levels of evaluation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, November 1, 2010

    The Four Levels of Evaluation were first published by Donald Kirkpatrick, professor emeritus of the...

Inside the program: Building trust

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, November 1, 2010

    Occasionally, people set lofty goals but become weary as they take the first steps or as they hit...

Inside scoop from our experts: OR councils

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, November 1, 2010

    Would anyone be willing to share success strategies for developing and sustaining councils for the...

In the news: Donation aims to help alleviate nursing shortage

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 25, 2010

    The Hunt Family Foundation has donated $10 million to Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences...

Inside best practice: Suicide risk prevention

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 25, 2010

    National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.15.01.01 requires that patients being treated for emotional or...

Inside the program: Organizational culture

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 25, 2010

    When thinking about all the elements that affect human behavior, organizational culture is the...

Inside scoop from our experts: Patient education

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 25, 2010

    What is your primary tool for patient education (i.e. pre-printed literature)? Do you use an...

In the news: Designation still stands up after two decades

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 18, 2010

    Roughly twenty years after inception, the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP) still makes a...

Inside best practice: Reporting excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 18, 2010

    Several years ago, while working in nursing professional development and education, consultant Gen...

Inside the program: Path to authentic leadership

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 18, 2010

    Nursing leaders, including nurse managers, charge nurses, services directors, nurse executives...

Inside scoop from our experts: Recertification classes

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 18, 2010

    Does anyone charge staff for recertification classes such as basic life support (BLS) and advanced...

In the news: York Hospital nurses share experiences in Nairobi

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 8, 2010

    It is the responsibility of nurses at ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP) designated...

Inside best practice: CNO involvement

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 8, 2010

    Because ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP) designation is one of the St. Vincent Hospital...

Inside the program: Leadership training

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 8, 2010

    Your best starting point is to summarize the list of duties and responsibilities that you have...

Inside scoop from our experts: Clinical ladders

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 4, 2010

    Would anybody be willing to share your criteria for who is eligible to participate on your clinical...

In the news: Rush University Medical Center receives third designation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 4, 2010

    For the third time, Rush University Medical Center has received ANCC Magnet Recognition Program...

Inside best practice: CNOs and the electronic document

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 4, 2010

    Your greatest asset in creating this portion of your electronic document is your Chief Nursing...

Inside the program: Hiring for the position

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 4, 2010

    So how do I incorporate hiring into my orientation program? How do I build a strong foundation and...

Inside scoop from our experts: Clinical ladders

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 4, 2010

    Would anybody be willing to share your criteria for who is eligible to participate on your clinical...

Strengthen shared governance hospitalwide

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 10, October 1, 2010

    When Athens (GA) Regional Medical Center (ARMC) implemented shared governance five years ago, the...

In the news: Social media and hospitals

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 27, 2010

    In July, the Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals (AHAP) established a Facebook...

Inside best practice: PICC lines, informed consent, and regulations

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 27, 2010

    The team felt so strongly they began looking into regulations—from Joint Commission standards...

Inside the program: Regulatory requirements

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 27, 2010

    Regulatory requirements related to practice, quality, and safety must be included in your...

Inside scoop from our experts: Family advisory councils

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 27, 2010

    Q: Do you currently have a patient/family advisory council or do you routinely set up...

In the news: Oregon Hospital receives designation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 20, 2010

    Salem Hospital of Salem, Oregon became the latest facility to achieve ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Inside best practice: PICC lines and informed consent

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 20, 2010

    If a procedure has been shifted from the physician to the nurse, can informed consent then be...

Inside the program: Charge nurse job description

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 20, 2010

    The following is a complete list of elements that should be present in any charge nurse description:

Inside scoop from our experts: Clinical ladder

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 20, 2010

    Q: Would anybody be willing to share your criteria for who is eligible to participate on your...

In the news: Study finds better fall rates in designated hospitals

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 13, 2010

    According to a study by the Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research, University of...

Inside best practice: CNO and influencing change

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 13, 2010

    Earlier this year, Sallie Latty, RN, BSN, MA, one of a pair of ANCC Magnet Recognition Program...

Inside the program: What is a charge nurse?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 13, 2010

    Charge nurse is a term that has been around since the early 1980s and has often been used...

Inside scoop from our experts: Prepping physicians for survey

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 13, 2010

    Q: Does anyone have a list of questions or site visit preparation items specific to physicians? How...

In the news: California's newest hospital

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 3, 2010

    Hoag Hospital Irvine—an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designated hospital and...

Inside best practice: Program ambassadors

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 3, 2010

    The primary role of ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) ambassadors at Queens Medical Center...

Inside the program: What is quality?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 3, 2010

    Your organization may have a definition of quality. A commonly used definition is the one published...

Inside scoop from our experts: OB nurse-sensitive indicators

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 3, 2010

    This week’s question about nurse sensitive indicators comes from a discussion on JourneyTalk...

In the news: The renewal process

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, August 30, 2010

    How much work goes into seeking Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) re-designation? For one...

Inside best practice: Why is peer review necessary?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, August 30, 2010

    Many organizations hospitals have incorporated peer review components into their standards or...

Inside the program: Risks and benefits of process improvement

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, August 30, 2010

    The obvious benefit of process improvement is, of course, improved results for patients or...

Inside scoop from our experts: Nurse involvement and decision-making

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, August 30, 2010

    Q: Would anyone be willing to share a survey tool/document that you have used to assess the...

In the news: Scheduling issues

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 23, 2010

    Following up on last week’s story about a new study by the University of Maryland School of...

Inside best practice: Recruiting champions

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 23, 2010

    The dictionary defines “champion” as “an ardent defender or supporter of a cause...

Inside the program: Rules of engagement

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 23, 2010

    To engage direct care nurses, nurse leaders need to follow four basic rules: Be transparent...

Inside scoop from our experts: Submitting electronic documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 23, 2010

    Q: Do any of you have experience submitting an electronic document? If so, can you share what...

Study finds nurse working conditions equal in designated and nondesignated hospitals

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 33, August 20, 2010

    A study by the University of Maryland's school of nursing has found that working conditions for...

In the news: Nurse working conditions

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 13, 2010

    A new study by the University of Maryland School of Nursing has found that, while widely...

Inside best practice: Nursing peer review

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 13, 2010

    Peer review: the evaluation of the professional performance of individual RNs by nurses with...

Inside the program: Introduction to process

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 13, 2010

    A process is a sequence of interrelated activities that convert inputs from suppliers into outputs...

Inside scoop from our experts: Staff education departments

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 13, 2010

    Q: How do you calculate the productivity of your Nursing Education department?

In the news: The program director?s role in completing the journey

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 32, August 6, 2010

    ANCC Magnet Recognition Program (MRP) ® program directors, coordinators, or managers are key...

Inside best practice: The human approach

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 32, August 6, 2010

    University Health System (UHS) in San Antonio, TX treats severe trauma victims. The nursing staff...

Inside the program: Importance of transparency

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 32, August 6, 2010

    Information and knowledge are crucial to staff engagement in meeting the strategic goals of the...

Inside scoop from our experts: Staff education departments

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 32, August 6, 2010

    Q: I would like any information regarding staff education departments. Do you have a director over...

In the news: NJ hospital accelerates towards MRP redesignation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, July 30, 2010

    Jersey City Medical Center is gearing up for redesignation through the ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Inside best practice: Providing care in San Antonio

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, July 30, 2010

    Every community has its unique issues, and every community hospital must evolve and react to...

Inside the program: Quality indicators

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, July 30, 2010

    You may think of quality indicators as those which require interdisciplinary or organizationwide...

Inside scoop from our experts: Patient satisfaction data

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, July 30, 2010

    Q: Is anyone willing to share the following information regarding your process for measuring...

Competency days help ensure nursing knowledge

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 29, July 23, 2010

    Hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation are always seeking better...

In the news: Competency days help ensure nursing knowledge

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 23, 2010

    Hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation are always seeking better...

Inside best practice: Shared governance improvement

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 23, 2010

    The team developed a tool and distributed it to the unit-based council members and chairmen. This...

Inside the program: The CNO

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 23, 2010

    The CNO sets the tone for the nursing department’s participation in QI. As a member of...

Inside scoop from our experts: Professional organization participation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 23, 2010

    Q: What structure(s) and Process(es) enable nurses at all levels in your organization to...

In the news: North Shore-LIJ Requires New Nurses to Have BSN

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 19, 2010

    North Shore–LIJ Health System said today that starting Sept. 1 it will require newly hired...

Inside best practice: Improving shared governance

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 19, 2010

    When Athens Regional Medical Center (ARMC), in Athens, GA, implemented shared governance five years...

Inside the program: Improving operations, improving quality

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 19, 2010

    If you try to improve your department’s operations without a deep understanding of its...

Inside scoop from our experts: Staff education

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 19, 2010

    Q: I would like any information regarding staff education departments. Do you have a director over...

Health system’s journey to nursing excellence shows human touch

  • Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, Issue 28, July 16, 2010

    The road to ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) status is not a new journey for University...

In the news: Communicating the purpose of recognition locally

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 28, July 12, 2010

    What methods are best used when educating the local community about the ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Inside best practice: Restraint free

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 28, July 12, 2010

    The restraint-free program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional...

Inside the program: Training leadership

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 28, July 12, 2010

    All great leaders have clear values and a solid understanding of their beliefs in order to lead...

Inside scoop from our experts: Developing a budget (part 2)

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 28, July 12, 2010

    Q: I am looking for additional advice on establishing an MRP budget. Do you have any tips about...

In the news: Children?s Memorial Hospital receives third designation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 27, July 1, 2010

    Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago proudly announced this week that is has received its...

Inside best practice: Structural changes for nursing education

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 27, July 1, 2010

    When a new CNO arrived at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT in 2006, she...

Inside the program: Patient education

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 27, July 1, 2010

    The hospital provides patient education and training based on each patient’s needs and...

Inside scoop from our experts: Developing a budget

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 27, July 1, 2010

    Q: I am seeking help for an example of an MRP budget. I have some data already from the ANCC...

Inside scoop from our experts: Documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 25, 2010

    Q: We are currently writing our ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) document, and I am...

Inside the program: Leadership training

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 25, 2010

    Embedded in your charge nurse orientation program should be leadership training initiatives...

Inside best practice: Patient empowerment medicine

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 25, 2010

    By delivering patient empowerment medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) empowers...

In the news: Report looks at in-dwelling catheter management

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 25, 2010

    Ostomy-Wound Management (o-wm.com) has released a report providing guidance on use of in-dwelling...

In the news: CO hospital receives third designation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 21, 2010

    University of Colorado Hospital has joined an exclusive club, receiving its third designation...

Inside best practice: Fall reduction strategy

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 21, 2010

    Systemic change does require visionary leadership. The Board of Trustees for our facility...

Inside the program: Utilizing culture of excellence for performance expectations

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 21, 2010

    As part of the organizational component for the development of charge nurses, it is imperative that...

Inside scoop from our experts: Collecting stories

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 21, 2010

    Q: We are trying to establish an efficient process to collect our ANCC Magnet Recognition...

In the news: Designation increases prestige of nursing school

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 24, June 11, 2010

    With its recent designation by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP), Swedish Covenant...

Inside best practice: Competency days

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 24, June 11, 2010

    Hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation are always seeking better...

Inside the program: Charge nurse job description

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 24, June 11, 2010

    The following is a complete list of elements that should be present in any charge nurse description:

Inside scoop from our experts: Chemotherapy orders

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 24, June 11, 2010

    Q: Can you share your practice regarding chemotherapy orders? Do you require two physicians to...

In the news: Bay area receives first re-designated hospital

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 7, 2010

    El Camino Hospital of Mountain View, CA, became the first Bay area hospital to receive ANCC Magnet...

Inside best practice: Going restraint-free

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 7, 2010

    Facilities across the country, whether they are ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP...

Inside the program: Charge nurse supervisory and delegation role

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 7, 2010

    In the supervisory role, charge nurses set expectations regarding professional conduct and...

Inside scoop from our experts: Dress code policies

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 7, 2010

    We are currently discussing modifying our dress code for all employees. Our current policies are...

Sponsorship services available

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 7, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

In the news: Missoulian provides recognition program primer

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, May 27, 2010

    What is the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) and how do you explain the process to nurses...

Inside best practice: Application to training programs

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, May 27, 2010

    University of Virginia Health System’s research program first puts out a call for research...

Inside the program: Evidence-Based Practice newsletters

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, May 27, 2010

    Try using an evidence-based practice (EBP) newsletter to distribute highlights from your EBP...

Inside scoop from our experts: Policies and procedures

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, May 27, 2010

    Q: How do you communicate changes to existing policies and procedures and/or new policies and...

Sponsorship services available

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, May 27, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

In the news: Fewer LPNs in hospitals?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 24, 2010

    According to some studies, licensed vocational or practical nurses (LVNs and LPNs) may find their...

Inside best practice: From inception to success

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 24, 2010

    In 2004, our Professional Nursing Staff Organization (PNSO) sought to develop a formal, robust, and...

Inside the program: Publicizing Evidence-Based Practice projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 24, 2010

    There are many ways to spread the word about the great work you and your nurse colleagues have done...

Inside scoop from our experts: Nurse Peer Review Committee

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 24, 2010

    Q: Do you keep minutes for your Nursing Peer Review Committee? Does everyone keep minutes? If so...

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 24, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

In the news: Canadian study looks at nursing quality at designated hospitals

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 14, 2010

    Rural Canadian hospitals share a common problem: retention of health professionals. In an effort to...

Inside best practice: Nurses and live presentations

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 14, 2010

    When Cheryl Burnette, MEd, BS, RN, CPLP, nurse retention coordinator with Centra in Lynchburg, VA...

Inside the program: Models of evidence-based nursing practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 14, 2010

    No one model of evidence-based practice (EBP) is a perfect fit for all nursing departments and...

Inside scoop from our experts: eLearning

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 14, 2010

    Q: For those of you who utilize eLearning, do you have an established passing score for competency...

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 14, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

In the news: Medscape addresses issues of burnout in new nursing graduates

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 5, 2010

    A study in Journal Medscape Today finds alarming trends in turnover rates for new graduates of...

Inside best practice: Educate staff, educate patients

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 5, 2010

    Healthcare organizations pursing ANCC Magnet Recognition Program (MRP) ® status can help...

Inside the program: Evidence-based practice?Getting the resources you need

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 5, 2010

    Creating a culture in which everyone can participate in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects...

Inside scoop from our experts: Nurse management council

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 5, 2010

    Q: Could you describe the meetings of your nursing management council?  

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 5, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

EBP and nursing research: Avoiding confusion

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 5, May 1, 2010

    The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® requires hospitals to have evidence-based practice...

In the news: JONA publishes report on designation?s effect on congenital heart failure

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, April 30, 2010

    The Journal of Nurse Staffing Administration (JONA) released this month a report looking at...

Inside best practice: Improving outcomes through educated patients

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, April 30, 2010

    Organizations can improve outcomes and help educate patients on what they want to know about the...

Inside the program: EBP?Getting started

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, April 30, 2010

    Nurses and other clinicians strive to provide the best care possible, and in today’s...

Inside scoop from our experts: Site visit tips

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, April 30, 2010

    Q: I am interested in talking with a MRP program director who has gone through a site visit with...

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, April 30, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

In the news: Designated hospital announces key cardiac research results

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 26, 2010

    Researchers at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, an ANCC Magnet...

Inside best practice: Setting up a CNO blog

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 26, 2010

    When St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital set up up a blog for the hospital’s CNO, it was quick...

Inside the program: Use of percentiles as a goal

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 26, 2010

    Many hospitals use percentiles provided by their satisfaction survey vendors as their patient...

Inside scoop from our experts: Coordinating council charters

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 26, 2010

    Q: Would anyone share their charter for the coordinating councils?  

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 26, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

In the news: Joint Commission announces plans to focus on National Nurses Week

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 16, April 19, 2010

    National Nurses Week is approaching fast, and The Joint Commission has set up several programs to...

Inside the program: HCAHPS aggregation process

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 16, April 19, 2010

    CMS does not report the responses to each of the 18 substantive Hospital Consumer Assessment of...

Inside scoop from our experts: National Database of Nursing Quality indicators

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 16, April 19, 2010

    Q: I am looking at how to implement information in the National Database of Nursing Quality...

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 16, April 19, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

In the news: ICN expresses concerns about YN Women?s Agency

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 12, 2010

    The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has released a statement outlining its concerns regarding...

Inside best practice: Outreach through employee education

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 12, 2010

    Spartanburg (SC) Regional Healthcare System offers blood pressure screenings every February. In one...

Inside the program: The three-legged stool of quality

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 12, 2010

    Quality professionals often describe quality as a three-legged stool, with process, structure, and...

Inside scoop from our experts: Benchmarking your nursing education department

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 12, 2010

    A question for a 200-300 bed community hospital that has a centralized nursing education...

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 12, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

In the news: Program highlights MRP ® hospitals to attract nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 5, 2010

    An Austin, TX-based hospital played host to a key ANNC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP...

Inside best practice: Review the course and set guidelines

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 5, 2010

    We decided to re-evaluate our MRP team to ensure we had all the right team players. Our team needed...

Inside the program: What is HCAHPS?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 5, 2010

    At its most basic, HCAHPS is a 27-question survey of hospital patients. Hospitals have been...

Inside scoop from our experts: Hospital-wide competency days

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 5, 2010

    Q: Does your hospital utilize hospital-wide competency “blitz” days? If so, can you...

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 5, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

Strategies for Nurse Managers April 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Inside: Matching the right people to the right responsibility New code of conduct...

Nurse scheduling software increases nurse satisfaction

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    Staffing and scheduling is a tiresome process for most organizations. Nothing causes more arguments...

In the news: How one MRP program demonstrated ROI

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 29, 2010

    What’s the best way to celebrate receiving ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP) status...

Inside best practice: Review the course and set guidelines

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 29, 2010

    When we collected sources of evidence the first time, the process was not well defined, which...

Inside the program: The battle with biofilms

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 29, 2010

    Indwelling urinary catheters provide an ideal location for the formation of a biofilm. A biofilm is...

Inside scoop from our experts: Safe patient handling and movement

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 29, 2010

    We are looking for best ways to educate nurses on safe patient handling and movement, as well as...

In the news: How one MRP program demonstrated ROI

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 22, 2010

    The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) received ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ®...

Inside best practice: The importance of when?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 22, 2010

    To maximize its outreach program’s impact, Spartanburg (SC) Regional Healthcare System...

Inside the program: Preventing CAUTIs in Long-Term Indwelling Catheters

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 22, 2010

    The vast majority of indwelling catheters encountered in the acute care setting is inserted for a...

Inside scoop from our experts: Fall prevention ideas

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 22, 2010

    Q: What are the key responsibilities for an MRP program director?

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 22, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help. HCPro can help you engage your brand and create...

In the news: Program gives nurses WINGS

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 11, March 15, 2010

    A new program by ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designated Stormont-Vail Healthcare in...

Inside best practice: Evaluating effectiveness of staff education

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 11, March 15, 2010

    ROI factors in cost of training and education with savings or cost elimination. In general...

Inside the program: Diagnosing a CAUTI

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 11, March 15, 2010

    A catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is diagnosed only when signs and symptoms of...

Inside scoop from our experts: Fall prevention ideas

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 11, March 15, 2010

    Q: Our organization is looking to improve our inpatient fall rate. What have other organizations...

In the news: MRP-designated hospital uses comedy, fashion to raise heart health awareness

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 9, 2010

    Heart disease, stroke, and diabetes have been shown to affect African American and Hispanic...

Inside best practice: Healer, heal thyself

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 9, 2010

    It is a bit of an industry joke: hospital employees are statistically among the most unhealthy...

Inside the program: Preventing healthcare-acquired conditions

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 9, 2010

    The first step for a team looking to prevent healthcare-acquired conditions (HAC), is to pull...

Inside scoop from our experts: Evaluating shared governance

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 9, 2010

    Q: What methods or tools can be used related to evaluate the effectiveness of a shared governance...

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  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 9, 2010

    Need to reach nursing professionals? We can help.  

Quality improvement: Requirements for collecting nursing-sensitive indicators

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    The new ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) model unveiled in 2008 requires MRP hospitals...

Reflections: Hardwiring documentation: A treasure map worth following

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Preparing and writing the documentation for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) was an...

Ask the expert: Evaluating effectiveness of staff education

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Q: What are some ways to evaluate the effectiveness of MRP education? A: Integral to the MRP...

Healer, heal thyself: Hospital addresses health issues among staff through education

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    It is a bit of an industry joke: hospital employees are statistically among the most unhealthy...

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, March 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how scheduling software helps improve nurse satisfaction; understand the...

In the news: Nursing excellence found among top 100 workplaces

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 1, 2010

    Fourteen hospitals have been awarded a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For status in 2010...

Inside best practice: The language of research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 1, 2010

    Why do we struggle to understand the difference between evidence-based practice and nursing...

Inside the program: Effective questions

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 1, 2010

    Effective questions can be very helpful in achieving accountability when dealing with the c-suite...

Inside scoop from our experts: Motivating unit council members

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 1, 2010

    This week’s question and answer come from a conversation on JourneyTalk. This week, our...

Strategies for Nurse Managers March 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Inside: Voice recording technology improves patient handoff process RapidView provides real-time...

In the news: Nominate a star for the HCPro 2010 Nursing Image Awards

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 8, February 22, 2010

    Nominations are open for the HCPro 2010 Nursing Image Awards, which honor nurses whose leadership...

Inside best practice: Formalized performance improvement model

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 8, February 22, 2010

    Using a formalized performance improvement model and a team-based approach will yield a structured...

Inside the program: Language tools to use when working with physicians

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 8, February 22, 2010

    We have many opportunities to work with physicians. It may be in caring for a specific patient or...

Inside scoop from our experts: documenting nurse input

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 8, February 22, 2010

    Q: What process can I use to document direct care nurses’ input into needed staffing and...

In the news: Becker?s Hospital Review names top 10 hospitals

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 15, 2010

    Becker’s Hospital Review magazine announced its 10 best hospitals in America list for 2009...

Inside best practice: Program helps new grads get the sleep they need

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 15, 2010

    The final part of the new grad support program at Centra in Lynchburg, VA, involves sleep...

Inside the program: Six language tools for productive meetings

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 15, 2010

    Here are a set of six tools to use to have productive meetings. They are an accountability language...

Inside scoop from our experts: Fall prevention ideas

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 15, 2010

    Q: Our organization is working on fall prevention. We would love to hear from someone who has...

In the news: Washington hospital receives MRP certification

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 8, 2010

    Providence St. Peter Hospital of Olympia, WA, has joined an exclusive group of top hospitals by...

Inside best practice: Improve outcomes with a plan

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 8, 2010

    Medical staff involvement and leadership is crucial to the success of a facility’s...

Inside the program: Accountability conversations with peers

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 8, 2010

    The nature of an accountability culture and the dynamics of an effective accountability...

Inside scoop from our experts: Nursing councils in the OR

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 8, 2010

    This week’s question and answer come from a conversation on JourneyTalk. Our answer is...

In the news: Changing discharge, transition procedures to limit readmissions

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 4, February 1, 2010

    Reducing hospital readmissions has entered the sights of government agencies, national quality...

Inside best practice: Nurse-sensitive indicators

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 4, February 1, 2010

    Organizations should be very clear about the quality improvement (QI) issues bedside nurses need to...

Inside the program: Presenting your data to leadership

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 4, February 1, 2010

    When presenting data to leadership about the effects of staff development training, be prepared for...

Inside scoop from our experts: Educating staff on the nursing code of ethics and bill of rights

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 4, February 1, 2010

    Q: Has anyone developed tools/surveys to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of education...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program February 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how scheduling software helps improve nurse satisfaction; understand the...

Nurse scheduling software increases nurse satisfaction

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Nothing causes more arguments among staff nurses on a unit than the schedule. Filling the schedule...

Evidence-based practice and nursing research: Avoiding confusion

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) requires hospitals to have evidence-based practice...

Hit the hay: Program helps new grads get the sleep they need

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Starting your first job as a nurse is a difficult transition for any new graduate, but the process...

Improve outcomes with a plan

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    As a hospital seeks to proactively identify and reduce unanticipated safety risks to patients, its...

HCPro's White Papers on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®: Collecting evidence for the written documentation

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Inside this white paper, find out how to collect evidence from across the entire organization, and...

Nurses save time and prevent frustration with addition of new computer carts in patient rooms

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    When the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) moved to a new facility in July 2007, it saw an...

Strategies for Nurse Managers, February 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 2, February 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, learn how to improve hand hygiene rates through a variety of reinforcement...

Inside best practice: The language of research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 25, 2010

    Why do we struggle to understand the difference between evidence-based practice and nursing...

Inside the program: Learning styles and teaching methods

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 25, 2010

    You need to assess the effectiveness of teaching methods in conjunction with various learning...

In the news: ANA receives grant for Cultural Competency Program

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 25, 2010

    The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced this week that Pfizer, Inc., has provided a grant...

Inside scoop from our experts: Educating staff on the nursing code of ethics and bill of rights

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 25, 2010

    This week’s question comes from a discussion on JourneyTalk. Advisor Gina Boring, MSN, RN...

Patient and family involvement emphasized in new NQF Safe Practices

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 12, 2010

    The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently released an updated list of Safe Practices for Better...

Formatting the written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 12, 2010

    When it comes time to submit your written documents for review, be sure the document is easy to...

Tailor evidence-based practice projects to departmental efforts

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 12, 2010

    In today's healthcare environment, it is essential to create synergies between various efforts...

Project director position responsibilities

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 12, 2010

    This week, a reader asks about what responsibilities fall to the person who serves as the...

Virtual communicator helps patients understand discharge information

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 1, January 5, 2010

    A virtual communicator named "Elizabeth" is helping nurses and patients during the...

Image of nursing: Impassioned advocate for nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 1, January 5, 2010

    Barbara J. Hannon, RN, MSN, CPHQ, ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) coordinator at...

Taking the pulse of nurse-physician relationships

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 1, January 5, 2010

    Taking the pulse of physician relationships is a good starting point for change. Doing so allows...

Nurse autonomy

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 1, January 5, 2010

    One of the scariest aspects of a site visit for staff nurses is the prospect that appraisers will...

Debating the evidence: A hospital sparks an argument to get nurses engaged

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    When nurses hear the word “research,” they often run in the opposite direction. But...

Strategies For Nurse Managers, January 2010

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it engaged nurses in evidence-based practice through...

Designation: Formatting the written documentation

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    When it comes time to submit your written documents for review, be sure the document is easy to...

Ask the expert: Engaging nurses in quality improvement

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Q: We are currently working on our nurse-sensitive quality indicators, and I would like to get...

Image of nursing: Impassioned advocate for nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Each year, HealthLeaders Media selects 20 people who are making a positive difference in...

Competency: Virtual medical center helps new graduate nurses increase confidence

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    New grads have a tricky balancing act to perform involving learning new skills, committing policies...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, January 2010

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    Inside this issue, read how an Arizona-health system is incorporating simulation into new nurse...

2010 could be the international year of the nurse

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 29, 2009

    Next year marks the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's death, and Holly Shaw, RN, PhD...

Virtual medical center helps new grads increase confidence and competence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 29, 2009

    Orientation is an overwhelming time for new nurse employees, who are faced with learning many...

Designing cultural diversity education

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 29, 2009

    Cultural diversity is a valued component of our society. The primary purposes of cultural diversity...

Educate and inspire staff across a health system

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 29, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about how to educate staff across multiple locations when a health system...

Temp nursing agencies a haven for unfit nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 22, 2009

    The Los Angeles Times published an exposé this month about temporary nursing firms that fail...

Clinical nurse leaders focus on evidence-based practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 22, 2009

    The clinical nurse leader (CNL) role has only been around for a few years, but it is growing at an...

Taking charge of the image of nursing

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 22, 2009

    Harvard Business School professor Laura Morgan Roberts tells us, "If you aren't managing your...

Similarities between nursing excellence and Joint Commission designation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 22, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about the similarities between the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

Nursing advocate included on list of 20 healthcare difference makers

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 15, 2009

    Each year, HealthLeaders Media selects 20 people who are making a difference for good in...

White paper on organizing the written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 15, 2009

    After performing a gap analysis, implementing processes to fill any gaps, and sending in the...

Ways to publicize evidence-based practice projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 15, 2009

    There are many ways to spread the word about the great work you and your nurse colleagues have done...

Tackling peer review in the OR

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 15, 2009

    Q: In the OR, staff nurses do not work with other staff nurses in the same way as on other units...

Bridging the generation gap with creative education

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 8, 2009

    For the first time in history, there are four distinct generations in the American workplace...

Putting a committee structure in place

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 8, 2009

    Based on the literature and practice environments focused on shared governance and a decentralized...

Taking the bite out of demographics

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 8, 2009

    Q. How can we collect the demographics needed for MRP designation?

HCPro?s White Papers on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®: Organizing the written documentation

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    Inside this white paper, learn how to start organizing for the documentation writing stage. After...

Bridging the generation gap with creative education

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    For the first time in history, there are four distinct generations in the American workplace...

Nurses save time and prevent frustration with addition of new computer carts in patient rooms

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    When the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) moved to a new facility in July 2007, it saw an...

Ask the exper: Taking the bite out of demographics

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    How can we collect the demographics needed for MRP designation?

Clinical nurse leaders improve patient care and quality

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    If your organization doesn’t employ clinical nurse leaders (CNL), perhaps it’s time it...

Atlanta hospital receives funding for new grad nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 1, 2009

    St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta has received a $100,000 grant from New York's Hearst Foundation to...

Nurses save time and prevent frustration with addition of new computer carts

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 1, 2009

    When the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) moved to a new facility in July 2007, it saw an...

Three stages of culture change

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 1, 2009

    The Lewin-Schein model of organizational change contains three stages. This model sums up a...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, December 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, find out about the clinical nurse leader role that benefits organizations&rsquo...

Selecting professional nursing practice models

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 1, 2009

    Practice question: What process and criteria were used to select the professional nursing practice...

M.D. Anderson’s CNO inducted as fellow to American Academy of Nursing

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 24, 2009

    The CNO of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center recently received one of the nursing...

Clinical nurse leaders improve patient care and quality

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 24, 2009

    If your organization doesn't employ clinical nurse leaders (CNL), perhaps it's time it did. Units...

Forming a virtual committee to plan nursing excellence award

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 24, 2009

    One of the first steps on the journey to ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation is to...

How long does shared governance take to implement?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 24, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about implementing shared governance. This question generated lots of...

Iowa nurses bust VAP with song

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 17, 2009

    Nurses at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City recently found a lighthearted...

Involving nurses from ambulatory departments and clinics

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 17, 2009

    Ambulatory sites can provide an important balance to your ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

Nurses help needy families during holiday season

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 17, 2009

    For the third consecutive year, the nurses at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, VA, came...

Personnel policies that reflect nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 17, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about how to ensure personnel policies are reflected in the documentation...

New Jersey hospital hosts nursing research day

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 10, 2009

    More than 200 nurses from New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania recently convened for South Jersey...

Nurses design an innovative way to illustrate their professional practice model

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 10, 2009

    Some people love diagrams and charts. The concentric circles and interpretive arrows make...

Participatory management style

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 10, 2009

    One of the scariest aspects of a site visit for staff nurses is the prospect that appraisers will...

Collecting nurse-sensitive quality indicators

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 10, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to prepare for collecting nurse-sensitive quality indicators. Read the...

Virginia nurses donate supplies to local teens

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 44, November 3, 2009

    To celebrate the anniversary of their 2006 designation as an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

A Virginia hospital sparks an argument to get nurses engaged in EBP

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 44, November 3, 2009

    When nurses hear the word "research," they often run in the opposite direction. Even the...

Following national guidelines for pain management

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 44, November 3, 2009

    When determining how to use the recommendations for pain management in different populations and...

Ensuring CNO visibility

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 44, November 3, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about how to create perception of CNO visibility at a large organization.

Ask the expert: Involving nurses from ambulatory departments and clinics in the quest for nursing excellence designation

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Q: We have several ambulatory clinics and departments that do not report directly to our CNO. How...

The house that nurses built: Nurses design an innovative way to illustrate their professional practice model

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Some people love diagrams and charts. The concentric circles and interpretive arrows make...

Debating the evidence: A Virginia hospital sparks an argument to get nurses engaged

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Nurses have a duty to be current in their practice to ensure best patient outcomes. In addition...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, November 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it engaged nurses in evidence-based practice through...

Celebrate medical librarian month

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 27, 2009

    It's the last week to celebrate National Medical Librarians Month, which aims to raise awareness of...

White paper on empirical outcomes

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 27, 2009

    Years of trending and program development led to the development of the new 5 Model Components...

Reaping the benefits of nursing research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 27, 2009

    How many times have nurses wondered, "what if we did it this way?" or "I wonder what...

Preparing the written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 27, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about how much time to allocate for compiling evidence and completing the...

Artificial intelligence will manage patient flow

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 20, 2009

    Medical City Dallas Hospital will shortly begin using a new technology designed to improve...

Peer review policy provides road map for success

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 20, 2009

    Peer review is about nurses taking responsibility for their practice and about nurses evaluating...

Demonstrating nurses as teachers

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 20, 2009

    Component III: Exemplary professional practice addresses the practice of nursing as an independent...

Tailor education to appeal to all adult learning styles

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 20, 2009

    Q: We have a large organization with many nurses to educate about our ANCC Magnet Recognition...

New iPhone app keeps nurses connected with patients

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 13, 2009

    Nurses at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in southwest Florida—designated as an ANCC Magnet...

Discussing professional accomplishments

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 13, 2009

    One of the scariest aspects of a site visit for staff nurses is the prospect that appraisers will...

Educating staff about ethics and codes of behavior

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 13, 2009

    Q: I'm looking for ideas on how to educate staff about the ANA Code of Ethics, staffing guidelines...

Illinois hospital gears up for site visit

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 6, 2009

    Blessing Hospital, located in Quincy, IL, recently learned that ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Hawaii hospital’s envoys prepare nurses for a very important open house

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 6, 2009

    The most nerve-wracking moment of the journey to ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP...

Rolling out new professional practice and care delivery models

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 6, 2009

    Q: We are currently getting ready to progress with our care delivery model and professional...

HCPro's White Papers on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®: Component V: Empirical Outcomes

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Inside this white paper, read about Component V: Empirical quality outcomes and how to demonstrate...

Peer review policy provides road map for success

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Peer review is about nurses taking responsibility for their practice and about nurses evaluating...

Ask the expert: Tailor education to appeal to all adult learning styles

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    We have a large organization with many nurses to educate about our ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Seven strategies for organizing the writing process

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    After investing so much time and energy in steering your organization to the point where you are...

Ambassadors lead the way: Hawaii hospital’s envoys help prepare nurses for a very important open house

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    The most nerve-wracking moment of the journey to ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, October 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how its innovative ambassador program helped prepare it...

Three nurses from one hospital graduate with doctorates

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 29, 2009

    Three nurses from Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL—designated as an ANCC Magnet...

Anticipating new nurses’ orientation needs

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 29, 2009

    Whether an organization is on the journey to ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) status or...

Focus on how nursing excellence benefits patients

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 29, 2009

    If you are just starting your application process for ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP...

No-cost ways to drum up staff enthusiasm

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 29, 2009

    Q: Can you suggest some ways we can get staff excited about applying for MRP designation without...

NC facility’s promotes patient care through nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 22, 2009

    Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC, has maintained its designation as an ANCC Magnet...

Best practice: Make EBP as easy as 1-2-3

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 22, 2009

    Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in conducting evidence-based practice (EBP) projects is...

Developing a theme for your written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 22, 2009

    One strategy for developing the theme for your written documentation is to look at your mission...

Don’t forget to train senior leadership

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 22, 2009

    Q: Our senior leadership is enthusiastically supportive of our effort to achieve ANCC Magnet...

Hawaii hospital celebrates 150-year history and nursing excellence award

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 15, 2009

    The only hospital in America to be founded by royalty is celebrating a banner year with its 150th...

Ideal image: Celebrating the most notable nurses of 2009

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 15, 2009

    The image of nursing is a topic that is central to organizations seeking, or already designated...

Collecting evidence of nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 0, September 15, 2009

    There are multiple ways to collect evidence for the 5 Model Components and write narratives for the...

Focus on unique characteristics in the written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 15, 2009

    Q: We have just started the journey toward ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation...

Nursing excellence continues down under

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 8, 2009

    A second hospital in Australia has received ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation.

Evidence-based school is in session

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 8, 2009

    Staff nurses cite two main reasons for not participating in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects...

Discuss nurse leaders’ role in a designated organization

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 8, 2009

    One of the scariest aspects of a site visit for staff nurses is the prospect that appraisers will...

Setting goals for shared governance

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 8, 2009

    Q: How can we link our shared governance council structures and functions to outcome successes or...

Winners of the 2009 Nursing Image Awards!

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, September 1, 2009

    HCPro, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of the 2009 Nursing Image Awards. The awards recognize...

Mock site visit prepares nurses for appraisers

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, September 1, 2009

    The saying goes that practice makes perfect, so Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu decided to...

Documentation should highlight recent nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, September 1, 2009

    All narrative statements and exhibits (e.g., meeting minutes, policies, procedures, and reports...

Help staff understand your care delivery model

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, September 1, 2009

    Q: We are in the process of developing our care delivery model and are looking for ways to roll it...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program September 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how its scholars program prepares nurses for conducting...

EBP school is in session

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Staff nurses cite two main reasons for not participating in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects...

Most notable nurses of 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    The image of nursing is a topic that is central to organizations seeking, or already designated...

Make EBP as easy as 1-2-3

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in conducting EBP projects is learning how to search the...

Orientation excellence: Anticipating new employees’ needs from day one

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Q. As an MRP hospital, how can we anticipate new employees’ needs and expectations at...

Technology reduces nurse overtime and agency use

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 25, 2009

    Johnson City (TN) Medical Center has reduced the need for its nurses to work overtime and limited...

Evidence-based practice requires literature critiques

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 25, 2009

    Cultivating a nursing environment grounded in evidence-based practice requires nurses to be able to...

Enlist nursing leadership support

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 25, 2009

    The chief nursing officer should be one of the first—if not the first—supporter of an...

Simulation training improves code blue responses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 34, August 25, 2009

    Q: What are some best practices on how to run a mock code staff training event?

Hospital bridges gap between delivery room and Afghanistan

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 18, 2009

    A first-time mother in Massachusetts was able to speak with her Air Force husband in Afghanistan...

Dashboards help nurses improve nurse-sensitive quality indicators

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 18, 2009

    Nursing staff members at Portsmouth's Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC)—which has been...

Introducing staff to evidence-based practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 18, 2009

    One of the biggest barriers to basing your organization's culture on evidence-based practice (EBP...

Relevance of CNO tenure to application

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 33, August 18, 2009

    Q: Within the last year, our CNO retired early due to medical reasons and we have hired a new CNO...

Private NICU rooms promote parent-child bonding

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 32, August 11, 2009

    Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital Central California are now...

Staying away from soda and other lessons learned from a mock site visit

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 32, August 11, 2009

    Organizing mealtimes may seem like one of the easiest parts of preparing for a site visit from ANCC...

Reach all shifts with colorful posters

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 32, August 11, 2009

    Colorful posters are a great way to communicate important information to large groups of staff...

How can I identify staff members who will make good charge nurses?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 32, August 11, 2009

    Q: What characteristics should I look for in staff members to determine whether they will make good...

New York hospital honors its nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, August 4, 2009

    Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, located in West Islip, NY, recently held an award ceremony...

Make Intranet sites popular among your nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, August 4, 2009

    The shared governance communication committee at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in...

Keep nursing excellence documentation clear and organized

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, August 4, 2009

    When submitting documentation about your organization's nursing excellence, be sure it is easy to...

Running an effective journal club

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 31, August 4, 2009

    Q: What guidelines should we follow for a new journal club?

Critiquing research studies

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Many nurses feel unsure of their ability to critique research articles, but with practice and some...

Improving code blue competency through simulation

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    When should we hold a mock code, and what are some best practices on how to run one? Mock or...

Dashboards help nurses work together to improve performance with nurse-sensitive quality indicators

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Nursing staff members at Portsmouth-based Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC)—which has been...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, August 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it held a mock site visit that helped it prepare for...

Celebrating redesignation with 3,000 people-and only one bag of trash

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 28, 2009

    Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR, recently celebrated its redesignation as an...

Resource room funded by nurses, for nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 28, 2009

    Nurses at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City have somewhere they can go when they...

What designation means to nursing

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 28, 2009

    When preparing for your site visit, it's important that nurses can articulate what ANCC Magnet...

Collecting nurse-sensitive quality indicators

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 30, July 28, 2009

    Q: How long must we have been collecting nurse-sensitive quality indicators before our ANCC Magnet...

Best hospital list factors in nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 21, 2009

    After last week's list of the nation's best children's hospitals, this week US News & World...

Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 21, 2009

    Organizations pursuing ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation or redesignation are...

Preparing for the site visit

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 21, 2009

    If your organization has been informed its documents have earned a score within the range of...

Nurses become teachers in preceptor role

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 29, July 21, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to prepare new nurse preceptors for their role as nurses that are...

Nursing excellence dominates annual list of best children’s hospitals

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 28, July 14, 2009

    Nine of the top 10 best children's hospitals in the nation have ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Teach council chairs how to run successful meetings

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 28, July 14, 2009

    Many bedside caregivers have little training in how to run successful meetings, so it can be...

Create a plan before you write your documents

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 28, July 14, 2009

    There are multiple ways to collect evidence for the 5 Model Components and write narratives for the...

How do councils decide what they will work on?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 28, July 14, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about how shared governance councils decide what projects to tackle. Read...

Support for specialty certification leads to nurse satisfaction, study says

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 27, July 7, 2009

    A new study reveals that nurses in organizations that strongly encourage pursuit of specialty...

Nursing portfolios exemplify professionalism

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 27, July 7, 2009

    The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS, devised a six-part strategic plan to effect...

Create an educational plan to prepare for the journey

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 27, July 7, 2009

    Educators tell us that information should be presented in at least three different ways to reach...

Maintaining momentum with a reduced budget

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 27, July 7, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about how to maintain momentum on the designation journey when facing...

Shared governance: Communication by committee

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    When organizations implement shared governance, they benefit from a flat organizational structure...

Cultural transformation: Six strategies show the way to nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Nurses at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City have somewhere they can go when they...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, July 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it turned around its culture with a six-step...

First hospital in the Middle East earns designation honor

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 30, 2009

    The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC)—located in Lebanon—last week...

Use in-house resources to meet nursing research expectations

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 30, 2009

    Meeting expectations under Component IV: New knowledge, innovations, and improvements can be...

Assess organizational readiness for pursuing the journey

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 30, 2009

    The person who performs the gap analysis to determine the organization's readiness for pursuing...

Define a professional model of care

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 26, June 30, 2009

    This week, a reader asks what is a professional model of care.

Tweeting allows real-time communication during surgery

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 23, 2009

    Healthcare professionals at Children's Medical Center in Dallas—an ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Prepare for the written documentation with a filing cabinet

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 23, 2009

    To prepare for the written documentation, we had an enormous filing cabinet with a file in it for...

Get staff nurses to identify evidence-based projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 23, 2009

    Your nursing staff needs to be active participants when identifying clinical questions that can be...

Meet the diverse needs of your patient population

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 25, June 23, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how a facility can foster a nondiscriminatory climate where care is...

Illinois hospital launches helpful online heart quiz

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 24, June 16, 2009

    Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL—an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® recipient in...

Keep staff updated on the journey by using e-mail

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 24, June 16, 2009

    It can be challenging trying to spread the word that your organization is pursuing ANCC Magnet...

Maintain perspective throughout the journey

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 24, June 16, 2009

    No one person or group of people can ensure that your organization earns ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Partner with your community

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 24, June 16, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how the organization can partner with the community. Read the response...

Dallas medical center opens high-tech OR

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 9, 2009

    Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas—an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® recipient...

Gauge the satisfaction meter

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 9, 2009

    To know how valuable nurses feel to the organization, you have to ask them.

Focus on a shared governance empowerment process

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 9, 2009

    Shared governance councils select a chair from among the membership to provide leadership for the...

Give nurses a peek into the written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 23, June 9, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to share the written documents with the staff across the organization.

Boston hospitals ensure hand hygiene compliance

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, June 2, 2009

    Nurses, physicians, and healthcare workers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston are...

Live and practice ethically

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, June 2, 2009

    Promoting a professional image of nursing means incorporating ethics into everyday practice.

Don’t put non-quantifiable outcomes in your documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, June 2, 2009

    If there are no quantifiable outcomes related to particular evidence, do not include the evidence...

Prepare staff nurses for the site visit with five strategies

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 22, June 2, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to prepare staff nurses for the site visit if the written...

Professional development: Ease nurses’ public speaking jitters

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    The NurseSPEAK program was developed by Terry Leydon, RN, MSHCM, CPHQ, an ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Nursing excellence: Turn to APNs to meet your nursing research needs

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    Maureen Cavanagh, RN, C-EFM, MS, MAHCM, an APN at St. Peter’s Health Care Services and...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, June 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it utilizes APNs to mentor nurses on research...

Reduce VAP rates with a toothbrush

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 26, 2009

    When the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) in St. Louis, MO...

Obtain grant money to conduct research projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 26, 2009

    As staff nurses prepare to meet expectations regarding nursing research under Component IV: New...

Get shared governance support from the CNO

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 21, May 26, 2009

    This week, a reader asks if the CNO needs to support the organization’s shared governance...

Hawaii hospital says aloha to the nursing excellence award

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 19, 2009

    Staff members at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, had something extra to...

Serve a treat as a sweet reminder

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 19, 2009

    It’s easy to grab people’s attention with free food—especially chocolate. But...

Start asking questions to prepare for the written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 19, 2009

    There are multiple ways to collect evidence for the 5 Model Components and to write narratives for...

Show support for nursing professional development

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 20, May 19, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to demonstrate in the written documentation that the organization...

Designated hospitals land on exclusive list

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 12, 2009

    Consumers’ Checkbook, a non-profit consumer research group, recently announced its list of...

Feature the color purple to highlight designation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 12, 2009

    The color purple is popping up everywhere at Rochester (NY) General Hospital—a 2004 ANCC...

Create a timeline to help with designation success

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 12, 2009

    One you have identified organizational readiness to pursue ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

Track nursing credentials on a tight budget

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 19, May 12, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to track nursing credentials with limited resources. Read the response...

How well do you know Florence Nightingale?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, May 5, 2009

    Florence Nightingale is regarded as the founder of modern nursing. She helped establish the...

Gear up for redesignation by rounding

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, May 5, 2009

    By Ron Bass, MAEd, BSN, RN-BC, clinical educator at Sarasota (FL) Memorial Healthcare System

Maintain visibility after achieving designation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, May 5, 2009

    Congratulations! You have achieved ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation. Now...

Get staff nurses interested in evidence-based practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 18, May 5, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to get staff nurses interested in evidence-based practice. Read the...

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® May 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how it gave staff nurses autonomy by putting the...

Picked by peers: Put the hiring process in staff nurses' hands

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    The decision to put the hiring process into staff nurses’ hands came when Stephanie Alford...

Turn to liaisons to discover staff nurses' educational needs

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Nurses spend the majority of their time at patients’ bedsides and working with peers. They...

Put an end to VAP with a toothbrush

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    The 24-bed surgical ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) in St. Louis, MO, had 5.2 cases of...

Improve nursing satisfaction in a time of uncertainty

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    Improving nursing satisfaction is tough in bad economic times, when many hospitals are experiencing...

Counting down to Nurses Week with 10 fun and easy ways to combat stress

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 28, 2009

    Stress can be around every corner of your facility. Nurses must care for complicated patients, work...

Brush patients' teeth to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 28, 2009

    In 2004, the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, had...

Educate physicians on the new application manual

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 28, 2009

    Educating physicians about the 2008 ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® Application Manual will...

Show how community programs are supported by nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 17, April 28, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to demonstrate in the written documentation that community educational...

Save 25% on nursing products

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 16, April 21, 2009

    Are you in search of the ideal gift to show your gratitude to a fellow nurse? Is it time to reward...

Pass the obelisk to keep the culture alive

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 16, April 21, 2009

    As ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) champions at Rochester (NY) General Hospital...

Give your unit's nursing image a makeover

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 16, April 21, 2009

    The image of nursing is woven through all the components of the ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Develop an agenda for the first nursing research council meeting

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 16, April 21, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to create an agenda for the first nursing research council meeting...

Free tool to help improve the professional image of nursing

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 14, 2009

    As HCPro continues its countdown to Nurses Week, our focus moves to improving the image of nursing...

Collect praise to boost morale

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 14, 2009

    Boost morale when nurses reach the “oversaturated” stage by having everyone write...

Empower nurses to conduct research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 14, 2009

    As organizations pursue ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation or redesignation...

Identify the nurse manager council role

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 15, April 14, 2009

    This week, a reader asks what role the nurse manager council plays within the shared governance...

Start celebrating with a free communication tool

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 7, 2009

    Nurses Week doesn’t start officially until May 6, but HCPro, Inc. is starting the celebration...

Set a solid foundation for success on the journey

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 7, 2009

    As the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) coordinator, your role and responsibilities can...

Keep writers to a deadline and a timeline

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 7, 2009

    When it comes to deadlines for the written documentation, many organizations have one or more...

Show how the CNO influences organizationwide change

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 14, April 7, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to demonstrate in the written documentation that the CNO influences...

Motivate your nurses to conduct research

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Finding ways to motivate staff nurses to conduct nursing research can be difficult. At the outset...

Keep nursing excellence on the front burner

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    The color purple is popping up nearly everywhere at Rochester (NY) General Hospital. From bookmarks...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, April 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one organization shares how its ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® champions...

Be a leader when nurses need a morale boost

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 31, 2009

    With the economic downturn, boosting morale among staff nurses has become more difficult. More than...

Encourage staff to work and respect each other

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 31, 2009

    It’s important to help staff nurses feel engaged with each other to build a supportive...

Hold practice conferences to prepare staff for the site visit

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 31, 2009

    Before your organization’s site visit, the appraisers will send you an outline of activities...

Edit stories to keep the documents in one voice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 13, March 31, 2009

    This week, a reader asks if it’s important to edit stories from staff nurses that will be...

Intervene with a nursing toolkit to reduce patient falls

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 4, March 31, 2009

    At Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago—an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

Recognize a nurse, team, or leader for enhancing the image of nursing

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 24, 2009

    The image of nursing is woven through all the components of the ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Get buy-in from physicians on nursing research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 24, 2009

    We have learned that many physicians do not understand the notion of nursing research because they...

Reduce patient falls by tracking and trending

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 24, 2009

    Patient falls is a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in the 2008 ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Share nurse-sensitive quality data with staff nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 12, March 24, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to share nurse-sensitive quality indicator data with staff nurses...

A wall of support provides inspiration at Illinois hospital

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 11, March 17, 2009

    The hallway leading into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Advocate Lutheran General...

Use posters to get a glimpse of community contributions

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 11, March 17, 2009

    Under Component II: Structural empowerment, organizations are expected to identify community...

Conquer the challenge of identifying nursing resources

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 11, March 17, 2009

    As staff members at community hospitals begin writing narratives under Component III: Exemplary...

Organize a steering committee for designation success

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 11, March 17, 2009

    This week, a reader asks for methods for organizing a steering committee. Read the response from...

Traffic lights keep ED patients moving in an Ohio hospital

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 10, 2009

    Traffic lights in Akron, OH, are doing more than just controlling the flow of cars. At Akron...

Improve patient safety with good catches

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 10, 2009

    Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph in Milwaukee, WI, maintains a safe patient environment...

Illustrate autonomy by discussing these five examples

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 10, 2009

    In an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® environment, nurses are permitted and expected to...

Create a successful written documentation with structure

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 10, March 10, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to be successful with collecting information for the written...

Visitors at a New York hospital cannot pass "go" without a pass

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 3, 2009

    St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY, is increasing patient and staff safety...

Support and increase nursing certification

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 3, 2009

    As Edward Hospital and Health Services in Naperville, IL, pursued ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Teach your staff the difference between EBP and research

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 3, 2009

    Staff nurses in organizations pursuing ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation or...

Identify three competencies of a council facilitator

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 9, March 3, 2009

    This week, a reader asks what competencies a council facilitator should have. Read the response...

Get a high five for your patient care

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2009

    Patient satisfaction scores fell to 33% at CHRISTUS Hospital-St. Mary in Port Arthur, TX, in 2005...

Champion the campaign to get your nurses certified

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2009

    Only 12 of the 110 staff nurses in the ED at Edward Hospital and Health Services in Naperville, IL...

HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, March 2009

  • HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, Issue 3, March 1, 2009

    Inside this issue, one Texas organization shares how its patient satisfaction scores increased from...

Bring comfort to patients in four main areas

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 8, February 24, 2009

    Did you know that the simple gesture of turning down a patient’s television can provide...

Involve nurses in budget development

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 8, February 24, 2009

    Under Component III: Exemplary professional practice in the 2008 ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Understand Component II: Structural empowerment

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 8, February 24, 2009

    Now that the 14 Forces of Magnetism are integrated under one of the new 5 Model Components, there...

Ease staff nurses' site visit jitters with preparation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 8, February 24, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to prepare staff nurses for the site visit. Read the response from our...

Texas patients get pampered with a state-of-the-art spa

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 17, 2009

    CHRISTUS Hospital-St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, TX, will soon be treating patients for more than their...

Get fired up for redesignation with pep rallies

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 17, 2009

    By Ron Bass, MAEd, BSN, RN-BC, clinical educator at Sarasota (FL) Memorial Healthcare...

Be a leader in research and evidence-based practice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 17, 2009

    Nurses need to recognize the importance of nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP...

Give nurses autonomy with a shared decision-making model

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 7, February 17, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to institute a shared governance model. Read the response from our...

Chicago hospital focuses on reducing heart disease in women

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 10, 2009

    Highlighted by Valentine’s Day, February is a month that focuses on the heart. This year at...

Prepare now for Nurses Week

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 10, 2009

    For many nurses, Nurses Week is the highlight of the year. And before you realize it, that special...

Who should facilitate journal clubs?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 10, 2009

    One important way to meet expectations for evidence-based practice and research is by creating a...

Educate staff organizationwide on nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 6, February 10, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how the project director communicates what ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Pediatric patients at a New York hospital wake up with a smile

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 5, February 3, 2009

    Pediatric patients admitted to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York will soon be greeted...

Inside best practice: Get designation support with a wall

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 5, February 3, 2009

    Keeping your organization’s journey toward ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP...

Inside the program: Create a standout research poster or abstract

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 5, February 3, 2009

    Oftentimes, nurses are asked to present their research findings in the form abstract or poster...

Get new hires to participate in shared governance

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 5, February 3, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to get new hires to participate in shared governance councils. Read...

Inside the news: A collection of healthcare providers track eating habits with a bracelet

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 4, January 27, 2009

    Style and health are colliding in Nebraska, thanks to some new bracelets created by a collection of...

Inside best practice: Nominate staff nurses to receive a star award

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 4, January 27, 2009

    The primary care unit (PCU) and the critical care unit (CCU) at Carilion Roanoke (VA) Memorial...

Inside the program: Involve patients in their plan of care

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 4, January 27, 2009

    Patients today are very knowledgeable and want a voice in what treatment approaches will be...

Inside scoop from our experts: Get the CNO to communicate with staff nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 4, January 27, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how the CNO can communicate with nursing staff to meet expectations in...

Inside the news: Fifty-three designated hospitals make the list for top places to work

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 20, 2009

    More than 50 ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) organizations made the 2009 list of...

Inside best practice: Save money during site-visit preparation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 20, 2009

    Although budgets are being cut due to the economy, nursing excellence is still attainable.

Inside the program: Present research findings

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 20, 2009

    Under Component IV: New knowledge, innovations, and improvements, staff nurses are expected to...

Inside scoop from our experts: Outline expectations for the organizationwide council

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 3, January 20, 2009

    This week, a reader asks about the responsibilities of the organizationwide council. Read the...

Inside the news: Seven healthcare organizations ring in the New Year with excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 13, 2009

    Seven healthcare organizations have a lot to celebrate as the New Year begins. Each earned ANCC...

Inside best practice: Embark on the journey for the right reasons

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 13, 2009

    Embarking on the journey to ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation is not an easy...

Inside the Program: Understand Component I: Transformational leadership

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 13, 2009

    The 14 Forces of Magnetism are now integrated under one of the new 5 Model Components in the 2008...

Inside scoop from our experts: Deliver safe patient care with quality improvement projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 2, January 13, 2009

    This week, a reader asks for examples of quality improvement projects. Read the response below from...

Inside the news: Pennsylvania hospital recycles to save money

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 1, January 6, 2009

    Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (LVHHN) in Allentown, PA, is on the path to reducing its...

Inside best practice: Get buy-in from nonnursing staff

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 1, January 6, 2009

    To get ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® buy-in, you must tie the group you are speaking to into...

Inside the Forces: Adhere to four steps for successful shared governance

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 1, January 6, 2009

    Is your organization looking to implement a shared governance model to apply for ANCC Magnet...

Inside scoop from our experts: Engage nightshift staff in shared governance

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 1, January 6, 2009

    This week, a reader asks how to engage nightshift staff in shared governance. Read the response...

Inside scoop from our experts: Research council attendance: Increase the numbers

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 30, 2008

    This week, a reader asks how to increase staff nurses interest in nursing research. Read the...

Inside the news: The United Arab Emirates is on the rise to nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 30, 2008

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is bringing nursing excellence to the Middle East.

Inside best practice: Get the word out that you applied!

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 30, 2008

    It’s not an easy task to notify nursing and nonnursing staff that the hospital applied for...

Inside the Forces: Be a role model to preceptees

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 52, December 30, 2008

    To meet expectations for Force of Magnetism 11: Nurses as teachers, which falls under Component...

Inside the news: Florida hospital celebrates nursing excellence with confetti

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 23, 2008

    More than 100 staff members at Winter Haven (FL) Hospital recently filled an auditorium to hear the...

Inside best practice: Recognize and reward

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 23, 2008

    Staff at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, OH—an ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Inside the Forces: Hire an external consultant for the journey

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 23, 2008

    As healthcare organizations prepare to conduct the gap analysis in pursuit of ANCC Magnet...

Inside scoop from our experts: Weighing outcomes in the new manual

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 51, December 23, 2008

    This week, a reader asks what the emphasis on outcomes means in the 2008 ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Inside the Forces: Decentralize the nursing department

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 16, 2008

    Under Force of Magnetism 2: Organizational structure, which falls under Component II: Structural...

Inside scoop from our experts: Get nonnursing staff involved in the program

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 50, December 16, 2008

    This week, a reader asks for ways to engage nonnursing departments on the road to ANCC Magnet...

Inside the news: Colorado hospital awarded for top quality

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 9, 2008

    Poudre Valley Health System (PVHS) in Fort Collins, CO, is the only healthcare organization to...

Inside best practice: Overcome nurses fear of research with seven steps

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 9, 2008

    Helping nurses overcome their fear of research and encouraging them to take up the challenge of...

Inside the Forces: Advocate for nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 9, 2008

    In Force of Magnetism 1: Quality of nursing leadership, which falls under Component 1...

Inside scoop from our experts: Keep nurses at the bedside

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 49, December 9, 2008

    This week, a reader asks how to improve nurse retention. Read the response from advisor Elise...

Inside the news: 11 healthcare organizations celebrate excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 2, 2008

    November was a month filled with thanks for 11 healthcare organizations who were honored for...

Inside best practice: Save time by registering at the bedside

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 2, 2008

    To avoid delays at the ER front entrance registration desk, staff nurses at Morton Plant Mease...

Inside the Forces: Make use of advanced practice nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 2, 2008

    Under Force of Magnetism 8: Consultation and resources, which falls under Component III: Exemplary...

Inside scoop from our experts: Make use of editors for the written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 48, December 2, 2008

    This week, a reader asks how to get an editor to review the written documentation needed for ANCC...

Inside the news: A five-year safety journey brings success to an Ohio hospital

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 25, 2008

    After a five-year journey to develop a safe and healthy culture for its staff, Southern Ohio...

Inside best practice: Collaborate with the community to promote nursing services

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 25, 2008

    Nurses engaged in shared governance often partner with members of their communities in activities...

Inside the Forces: Build relationships between nurses and students

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 25, 2008

    The Adopt-a-Student program at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN, meets expectations for Force of...

Inside scoop from our experts: Professional nursing organizations: Get staff nurses involved

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 47, November 25, 2008

    This week, a reader asks how to motivate staff nurses to get involved in professional nursing...

Inside the news: Pennsylvania hospital receives $25,000 prize for positive innovations

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 18, 2008

    For the sixth year in a row, a Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) hospital was recognized by the...

Inside best practice: Blending performance appraisal and peer review

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 18, 2008

    Many healthcare organizations link the peer review process with the annual performance appraisal...

Inside the Forces: Hold nurses accountable for improving the image of nursing

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 18, 2008

    As you pursue ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation or redesignation, you must...

Inside scoop from our experts: Utilize your steering committee

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 46, November 18, 2008

    This week, our reader asks what role the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) steering...

News brief: Receive patient satisfaction data at the point of care

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 11, 2008

    Tired of waiting on patients to mail in their satisfaction surveys? Regina Medical Center in...

Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Build a designation budget

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 11, 2008

    On October 2-3, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

Inside the Forces: Get a stamp of approval for your research project

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 11, 2008

    As staff nurses begin to conduct research projects to meet expectations for Force of Magnetism 6...

Inside scoop from our experts: See how the project director can be part-time

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 45, November 11, 2008

    This week, a reader asks if the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® project director can be...

Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Close the gaps to achieve nursing excellence

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 44, November 4, 2008

    On October 2-3, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® in...

Inside scoop from our experts: Determine your needs for a consultant

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 44, November 4, 2008

    This week, a reader asks when an organization would hire an ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Get connected

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 28, 2008

    On October 2-3, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® in...

Inside the Forces: Ease nurses' research jitters

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 28, 2008

    The word research can send nurses running. But Wendy Tuzik Micek, PhD, RN, director of professional...

Inside scoop from our experts: Give the nursing research council bylaws

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 43, October 28, 2008

    This week, a reader asks for an example of what bylaws may look like for a nursing research...

Inside the news: New York hospital checks off improving patient care

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 21, 2008

    Improving patient safety and quality care is on the top of many healthcare organizations&rsquo...

Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Help appraisers travel cheap and light

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 21, 2008

    On October 2-3, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

Inside the Forces: Promote positive change with a research council

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 21, 2008

    Nursing research is an integral part of the delivery of nursing care because it leads to...

Inside scoop from our experts: Give nurses tips to overcome physician barriers

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 42, October 21, 2008

    This week, a reader asks what best practices can help nurses overcome barriers with physicians...

Inside the news: Illinois hospital retains nurses by giving their backs a break

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 14, 2008

    Back injuries are on the rise among healthcare workers as heavier patients need more and more...

Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Save staff time through flyers

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 14, 2008

    On October 2-3, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®...

Inside the Forces: Give nurses a voice

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 14, 2008

    As you prepare to answer sources of evidence in Force of Magnetism 2: Organizational structure...

Inside scoop from our experts: Encourage evidence-based practice projects

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 41, October 14, 2008

    This week, a reader asks for ways to encourage staff to complete an evidence-based practice (EBP...

Inside the news: Missouri hospital uses on-site program to enhance nursing degrees

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 7, 2008

    Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis will increase its number of baccalaureate nurses...

Inside HCPro's MRP workshop: Save meeting minutes

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 7, 2008

    Last week, attendees at HCPro’s Workshop on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) in...

Inside the Forces: Determine an appropriate research article

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 7, 2008

    Conducting research projects is an expectation under Force of Magnetism 6: Quality of care, which...

Inside scoop from our experts: Check your nurses' language

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 40, October 7, 2008

    This week, a reader asks how to stop nurses from saying “I’m just a nurse&rdquo...

Inside the news: Designated hospitals leap into patient safety

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 30, 2008

    More than 1,200 facilities applied to be a 2008 Leapfrog Top Hospital. Only 33 earned the...

Inside best practice: Show the right evidence in the written documentation

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 30, 2008

    As you prepare your written documentation for ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation, you...

Inside the Forces: Hold nurses accountable for quality patient care

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 30, 2008

    Creating a culture of nurse accountability is an effective way to improve patient satisfaction...

Inside scoop from our experts: Educate staff on peer review

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 39, September 30, 2008

    This week, a reader asks how to educate staff on peer review. Read the response below from our...

Inside the news: California hospital turns to technology to reach lofty goal

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 23, 2008

    The pressure on healthcare organizations to improve patient care is rising. And El Camino Hospital...

Inside best practice: Reduce patient falls with a stoplight

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 23, 2008

    Patient falls are often cited as the second most frequent cause of harm for patients, topped only...

Inside the Forces: Try these five ways to illustrate interdisciplinary relationships

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 23, 2008

    In Force of Magnetism 13: Interdisciplinary relationships, which falls under Component 3: Exemplary...

Inside scoop from our experts: Identify qualities of a champion

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 38, September 23, 2008

    This week, a reader asks what qualities to look for when selecting ANCC Magnet Recognition...

Inside the news: Two Texas hospital systems boom with nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 16, 2008

    Despite a nationwide nursing shortage, two Texas hospital systems are seeing fewer vacancies&mdash...

Inside best practice: Prepare for the site visit by sailing

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 16, 2008

    It’s important to start planning site visit activities once you submit your ANCC Magnet...

Inside the Forces: Promote critical thinking with new graduate nurses

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 16, 2008

    In Force of Magnetism 11: Nurses as teachers, nurses are expected to incorporate teaching into...

Inside scoop from our experts: RN job descriptions: Make them accurate and relevant

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 37, September 16, 2008

    This week, a reader asks what the best resources are for making sure RN job descriptions are...

Inside the news: Ready, set, read: The new ANCC manual is almost here

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 9, 2008

    Many healthcare organizations have been waiting for several months to thumb through the 2008 ANCC...

Inside best practice: Are your staff nurses ready for designation?

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 9, 2008

    Judith Church, DHA, MSN, RN, ACNPC, CNAA-BC ACNP-BC, administrative director of nursing at...

Inside the Forces: Engage nurses in the budget process

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 9, 2008

    Under Force of Magnetism 1: Quality of nursing leadership, the CNO is expected to recognize the...

Inside scoop from our experts: Defining roles of a project director

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 36, September 9, 2008

    This week, a reader asks about the responsibilities of a Magnet Recognition® Program project...

Inside the news: Florida hospital looks outside its walls to prepare for site visit

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, September 2, 2008

    After five years on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® journey, Winter Haven (FL) Hospital...

Inside best practice: Devote two days to shared governance council meetings

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, September 2, 2008

    The Medical Center at Bowling Green (KY) has found a way to conduct shared governance council...

Inside the Forces: Help staff get comfortable speaking to appraisers

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, September 2, 2008

    You can’t script the responses staff will give to appraisers during your ANCC Magnet...

Inside scoop from our experts: Reduce new position shock for preceptees

  • HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Issue 35, September 2, 2008

    This week, a reader asks how preceptors can help their new nurse preceptee overcome the reality...