In 2014, we continue on our Magnet journey, committed to the pursuit of excellent patient outcomes and a healthy nursing workplace. UVA Nurses...We Make the Difference!
About Unit-based Magnet Champions
A Magnet Champions is a designated resource person who receives Magnet or PNSO affiliated information for staff education within their local practice area. They are engaged individuals who “champion” the ideals of Magnet recognition!
About Magnet Steering Committee
The Magnet Steering Committee is a group of key interdisciplinary leaders at UVA guiding our journey toward continouous improvement, excellence in patient care and a healthy workplace. Together with the energy of unit-based Magnet Champions, they help UVA pursue these goals as defined by the ANCC's Magnet Recognition program honoring excellence in nursing services.
About the Magnet Documentation Effort
- Our goal is to submit our documentation anew in the fall of 2014.
- 5 Components: Transformational Leadership | Structural Empowerment | Exemplary Professional Practice | New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements | Empirical Outcomes (overlaps the other 4)
- 49 specific Sources Of Evidence to document, across the 5 Components. For Empirical Outcomes, particularly Nurse-Sensitive Quality Indicators, at least 51% of our practice areas must outperform the national benchmark at least 51% of the time, over 8 rolling quarters on an ongoing basis.
- Once designated, the documentation effort doesn't end: we must redesignate every 3 years.
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