Inside best practice: Mock site visit prepares nurses for appraisers

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, September 1, 2009

The saying goes that practice makes perfect, so Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu decided to practice for its site visit from ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) appraisers so that all staff would be prepared. The hospital held a mock site visit a month before its expected visit from appraisers.

During the mock site visit, nursing leadership played the part of MRP appraisers and visited nursing unit.

"We wanted the nursing units to get a feel of what it would be like to have people show up," says Mimi Harris, RN, director of patient care consultant services. "We wanted to know whether they would be proactive in greeting us and proactive about offering information or whether they were going to be shy and hiding behind the nursing station."

Source: HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, August 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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