Magnet Program Directors Guide Nursing Team Members Through Extensive Process—August 10, 2015

Reporter Debra Wood explores the key role of Magnet program directors in guiding their team members through the extensive process of earning Magnet recognition. Receiving the Magnet recognition is a huge achievement for hospitals and demonstrates its nursing excellence, high standards and innovation in professional practice.

The program director helps nurses and Magnet champions on staff prepare by having data they need and ensuring they are ready to share accomplishments. Obtaining Magnet status is an immense reward for those involved. The entire organization gets energized by it, according to Patricia Quinlan, PhD, MPA, RN, CPHQ, Magnet program director and senior director and chief nursing learning officer at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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