Inside the program: Create a plan before you write your documents

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

There are multiple ways to collect evidence for the 5 Model Components and write narratives for the various Sources of Evidence. However, you must find the processes that fit well with your organization.

Don't just jump into this phases of the process-have a plan in place. As a starting point, break the written documentation into three phases and ask yourself the following questions as you prepare to collect evidence and write narratives:

  • Where will the evidence come from?
  • Who will oversee the evidence collection?
  • How will we decide which evidence to use and where to include it in the documentation?
  • Who will write/edit the narratives?
  • Who will edit/proof the final draft?

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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