Inside best practice: Hawaii hospital’s envoys prepare nurses for a very important open house

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, October 6, 2009

The most nerve-wracking moment of the journey to ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation is the site visit. The prospect of appraisers being on-site and asking questions can rattle the nerves of even the most confident staff nurse.

But staff members needn't fear the site visit, says Rodney Aquino, RN, MPH, clinical charge nurse IV in the family treatment center at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.

"This is like an open house," says Aquino. "Stand proud of what you've done. Stand proud of what we've accomplished."

Aquino is one of six MRP ambassadors for his hospital, an innovative role that played a vital part in preparing staff members for the site visit and who shepherded appraisers on the big day itself.

Source: HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®(r), October 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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