Inside the program: What designation means to nursing

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

When preparing for your site visit, it's important that nurses can articulate what ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® designation means to them and to the organization.

Send a message to nurses to remind them that they represent the best of nursing, and together, everyone represents the best of nursing services. Discuss the benefits of nursing in your organization:

  • Stability in regard to whom you work with every day to provide care and who your manager/supervisor is; this stability leads to less turnover in staff and management positions
  • Community recognition for being the best at what you do
  • Systems and processes in the workplace that value the individual nurse
  • High-quality continuing education programs/inservices and a professional development program
  • An environment that recognizes and emphasizes your role in quality improvement

Source: Adapted from HCPro's E-Mail Tools for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®: Designation Awareness Tools for the Entire Staff, 2nd Edition.

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