American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing (Center for Nursing Advocacy, 2008, ¶ 1). As the chief nursing officer (CNO) of a large regional hospital, you and your team have decided that it would be beneficial for your hospital to obtain this status. However, it will take the involvement of all the nursing staff to meet the requirements. You plan to give a presentation to the whole nursing staff and prepare a brief white paper that gives an overview of what Magnet status is and how it is obtained.
A. Develop a multimedia presentation (e.g., using PowerPoint) (suggested length of 510 slides) on the Magnet process for a large group of nurses who all speak English in which you:
1. Define Magnet status.
2. Discuss the steps necessary to attain Magnet status.
3. Describe principles that are practiced in a Magnet hospital.
4. Discuss how attaining Magnet status could change hospital nurses routines in terms of time and effort.
5. Explain the benefits of Magnet status.
B. Write a persuasive white paper (suggested length of 3 pages) on Magnet status to be sent to all nursing staff in which you do the following:
1. Discuss the research basis for hospitals attempting to attain Magnet status.
Note: You should include research literature that describes how the process of Magnet status came about and examples of results of hospital studies that moved to Magnet status to support the issue with nurses in this hospital.
2. Discuss the principles the ANCC adheres to when considering a hospital for Magnet Certification.
3. Explain why it is beneficial for a hospital to attain Magnet status