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HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, March 22, 2010

This week’s question on staff education comes from a discussion on JourneyTalk. Meryl Montgomery, RN, MSN, nursing QI coordinator with the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, GA, provides some insight.

Q: What are the key responsibilities for an MRP program director?

A: Although this will vary by organization, there are some key points for which the MRP program director should be responsible:

  • Uses in-depth assessment and analysis to determine organizational readiness for Magnet designation/re-designation
  • Conducts gap analysis to determine compliance with new standards, assisting various teams with action planning
  • Works closely with clinical departments and nursing leadership to close identified gaps and solutions in systems and processes
  • Utilizes Evidence-based Practice, research, innovation and thorough understanding of Magnet standards/processes to develop integrated organizational interventions
  • Consistently evaluates status/success of interventions and makes appropriate adjustments without jeopardizing Magnet designation
  • Directs and implements processes to ensure compliance with ANCC Magnet designation criteria
  • Provides a systemic approach to Magnet project management and implementation, coordinating all phases of re-designation
  • Collects/compiles/coordinates/edits documentation for annual demographic report, interim and re-designation documentation
  • Monitors/provides guidance and leadership for designated committees and councils
  • Coordinates/collects/compiles and ensures appropriate editing of documentation for Organizational Overview and Sources of Evidence
  • Provides an environment of motivation and commitment to Magnet designation through celebration, continuous communication, and education of the continuum and Magnet requirements

Editor's note: On JourneyTalk you can network with your peers, discuss the new manual, share your helpful tips, and get advice on how to meet the program's expectations. Become a member of JourneyTalk when you subscribe to HCPro's Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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