Inside best practice: Use posters to get a glimpse of community contributions

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, March 17, 2009

Under Component II: Structural empowerment, organizations are expected to identify community outreach programs that nurses are involved in. Collecting this information from nurses is not easy, but ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) champions at Rochester (NY) General Hospital—an MRP recipient in 2004—found a way.

The MRP champions created a poster that said “Magnet [Recognition Program®] pride beyond 9 to 5.” The champions each made a copy of the poster for their unit and hung it up so staff could fill in their involvement in community services. Once staff nurses filled in their contributions to the community, the champions in the sub-group collated the info. They found that Rochester nurses are involved in more than 150 community organizations.
Source: HCPro’s Advisor on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, April 2009 issue. Don't have a subscription? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member of HCPro’s Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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