Inside best practice: Show the right evidence in the written documentation

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, September 30, 2008

As you prepare your written documentation for ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation, you are expected to show projects or documents that illustrate Force of Magnetism 5: Professional models of care, which falls under Component 3: Exemplary professional practice.

The following are four projects or documents you can include:

  1. The outline, goals, and objectives of how you educated nurses about your state’s Nurse Practice Act, professional standards of care, and other regulatory requirements, during orientation
  2. The minutes and documents from meetings that review the hospital’s model of care
  3. The new programs developed and implemented by staff nurses regarding changes in patient populations and specialty-care needs
  4. The minutes from budget meetings in which nursing leadership—including managers, staff nurse leaders, and the CNO—review the staffing plans and scheduling processes in relation to patient needs and the care-delivery model on all nursing units

Source: Adapted from The Project Director’s Toolkit: HCPro’s Guide to Collecting Evidence and Writing Narratives for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

Editor’s note: Do you have a best practice you would like to share? E-mail it to associate editor Cameran Erny at and see your name in print!


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