Inside the program: Keep writers to a deadline and a timeline

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, April 7, 2009

When it comes to deadlines for the written documentation, many organizations have one or more writers who may neglect them or even enjoy the push to the end. This can be nerve-wracking for the rest of those involved, so stress the importance of meeting targeted deadlines.

Also, writing the documentation will identify problems or inconsistencies within your nursing department that the gap analysis may not have identified. A timeline will help your organization prioritize those concerns that you have time to address and those that will have to wait until a later date to help you stay on track.

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

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