In the news: Designation still stands up after two decades

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

Roughly twenty years after inception, the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® (MRP) still makes a difference, especially in areas of healthcare that rely heavily on nursing, writes Debra Wood, RN, of

“Magnet is important, more so than ever, because we are being faced with raising the bar in quality and performance and pay-for-performance,” said Donna King, BSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, vice president of clinical operations and chief nursing executive at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, a Magnet organization since 2008, and a presenter of “The Business Case for Magnet” at last week’s 2010 National MRP Conference in Phoenix.

MRP status provides a strong framework for nursing excellence, she says.

To read more of Wood’s coverage of the event, click on the link below.


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