Presentation on theme: "Magnet Recognition Program®"— Presentation transcript:
1Magnet Recognition Program® "NURSING EXCELLENCE: Your Journey - Our Passion!"Christina Joy, DNSc, RNSenior Magnet Program AnalystAmerican Nurses Credentialing CenterMagnet Recognition Program
2Questions About Magnet Recognition Program What role does the institution’s library and librarian play in the pursuit, “journey”, of Magnet Recognition status?Is having a library one of the criteria for being a Magnet organization?What are the kinds of things that the librarian can do to assist their institution during the application review process?
3Questions About Magnet Recognition Program Does the Magnet process provide a clear expectation to the institution about what the library and the librarian’s role is for a Magnet institution?What are the kinds of things that the librarian can do once their institution has been recognized as Magnet?What is the Magnet Program?
4Questions About Magnet Recognition Program Are there specific resource requirements expected, i.e. databases, books, collection development tools, etc.?What kind of support or other requirements are expected from the librarian?How does an organization qualify to be a Magnet?How does the library fit into the Magnet review process and environment?
5Questions About Magnet Recognition Program Why are more educational classes for staff nurses requested that involve the librarian?How successful have hospitals without librarians been in achieving magnet status?What research is required on the part of nurses to become a Magnet Hospital?Have the experiences of Magnet Status Hospital libraries shown a greater reliance on Evidence Based published literature?
6Questions About Magnet Recognition Program What is the impact of applying for Magnet status on the hospital library?What can be expected in terms of long-range demand for library resources and services?Would like a general overview of the Magnet program.What can librarians do to promote, encourage, the Magnet Process?
7Questions About Magnet Recognition Program What are the key resources that all libraries should have to support “magnetization”?What is the library/librarian’s role in the magnet process?How do hospitals achieve Magnet without a library or librarian support?Where do they get their evidence and current resources?
8What Does Magnet Status Mean? Recognition of nursing excellence in a healthcare organization in regard to:Nursing LeadershipWork Environment for NursesProfessional DevelopmentNursing PracticePatient Care
9Magnet Program History (Part 1) 1980’s – Original research by American Academy of NursingANA Standards for Organized Nursing Services and Responsibilities of Nurse Administrators Across All Settings approved by ANA Board of DirectorsANCC was created as a separately incorporated subsidiary.
10Magnet Program History (Part 2) 1993 – infrastructure of Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program built within ANCCfirst health care organization was awarded Magnet statusUniversity of Washington, Seattleprogram expanded internationallyPrincess Alexandra, Queensland, Australia
11Original Magnet Research: Study Outcomes 41 hospitals designated “magnets”Organizational structure supported nursing leadershipStaff nurses had autonomy and clinical authority in directing patient careAbility to attract and retain professional nursesResearchers called this - the “magnet” affect – thus, Magnet Hospitals.
13Goals: Magnet Recognition Program Identify excellence in the delivery of nursing care to patients,Promote the quality of health care services in an environment that supports professional nursing practice, andProvide a mechanism for the dissemination of best practices in nursing services.
14Appraisal Review Process: Four Phases Phase One: ApplicationPhase Two: Written DocumentationPhase Three: Site VisitPhase Four: Commission VoteLet’s talk about phases of review:Facility does a self assessment and determines if they are ready—Magnet journey to create the CULTURE of nursing excellence can take 1 – 7 years. Once the application is submitted— fee and the facility must wait 1year, but has up to two years to submit. Lag time to reduce the rush factor—we can tell when the documentation is rushed. Currently, 107 MagnetsWritten documentation: Important once it is finished to have an outside observer determine if the standards have been answered and the “story” of the facility has been well represented. Some facilities have groups put together the info, some have one coordinator; usually have one submit the overview write up so the application is consistentSite visit: Different than any other—very motivating. The appraisers are there to verify, amplify and clarify the written documentation. They will ask questions, may ask to look at additional documentation and listen to your story from all the nurses. The appraisers do not make the final decision the COM does that in the final phase.The COM reviews all the documents and the appraisers report to come to a final decision. The facilites are notified soon after by the Chair.
15Current Magnet Recognition Program Focus:Leadership of the Chief Nurse ExecutiveWork environmentAdherence to standardsInterdisciplinary collaborationCultural and ethnic diversity of patients and care providersBest nursing practices - evidence-based practice, quality improvement, research
16Forces of Magnetism Quality of Nursing Leadership Organizational StructureManagement StylePersonnel Policies and ProgramsProfessional Models of CareQuality of CareQuality ImprovementConsultation and ResourcesAutonomyCommunity and the HospitalNurses as TeachersImage of NursingInterdisciplinary RelationshipsProfessional Development
17Force 6: Quality of CareQuality infrastructure and processes, include human and material resourcesSystems promote, support, monitor and improve patient safetyApplication of ethical principles in nursing practiceClinical and operational integration of research and evidence-based practicePatient satisfaction surveys show good results. Research, EBP incorporated into practice at the bedside. Staff nurses involved in research “competence is not about having skills, but using skills to achieve desired outcomes”.See evidence of quality initiatives.
18Research and Evidence Based Practice Nurse representation on IRBCurrent literature and library resources availableNursing research council or committeeInternal and external consultantsBudgeted dollars for nursing researchPlanned or on-going nursing research studiesResources available for staff nurses to access current research and evidence based practice literature
19Research and Evidence Based Practice Education for staff nurses regarding researchOpportunities for staff nurses to participate in nursing researchBudgeted dollars for nursing researchOngoing or planned nursing research projectsDistinction made regarding:Research studiesEvidence based practice activitiesQuality improvement projects
20How Can Librarians Support Magnet? Assist with internet searches of literature for evidence based practice and researchBe an interdisciplinary partner in the education of staff nurses about EBP and researchAssist nursing to acquire essential health care references and access to the internet for staff nurses - for quality improvement projects, EBP initiatives, and research studies.
21WEBSITE ANCC website for Magnet information www.nursecredentialing.org There is additional information about the Magnet program onThe suggested books (Magnet hospitals revisited, application and Scope and Standards for Nursing Administration) are available on the ANA website