Inside best practice: Reporting excellence

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, October 18, 2010

Several years ago, while working in nursing professional development and education, consultant Gen Guanci, MEd, RN-BC, CCRN, realized that she was doing herself and her department a disservice by reporting out “productivity” of the nursing education department.

At the time, she was working on reports based on quantitative data—the department conducted 20 classes, for example, serving 200 nurses.

What they were not doing, she explains, was demonstrating what outcomes those filled seats then led to.

“In other words, what was different as a result of our educational activities?” says Guanci, who is now a consultant with Creative Health Care Management in Minneapolis, MN.

Source: This excerpt is from the October HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. 

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