Discussion: Nurses Make the Difference
Health care organizations that adhere to or seek Magnet designation (Magnet hospitals) are exemplars in serving patients. They are recognized as organizations that have high nurse satisfaction and lower rates of nurse shortages. These organizations tend to have higher degrees of nurse involvement at all levels of decision making. Magnet hospitals also have improved patient outcomes.
For this Discussion, you explore how Magnet status contributes to health care change within an institution and the personal contribution nurses make to this process.
- Review the Discussion Rubric for Week 3, provided in the Course Information area or accessible through the link below.
- Review the ANCC informational webpages and the articles related to Magnet from this week’s Resources.
By Day 3
Post a 2-paragraph response (of at least 350 words) to the following question.
ANCC Magnet-recognized institutions globally are considered the gold standard of nursing expertise, discovery, and innovation. They are leaders in improving patient, family, and community care. As you have explored this week, there are five Magnet Model Components:
- Transformational Leadership.
- Structural Empowerment.
- Exemplary Professional Practice.
- New Knowledge, Innovation, Improvements.
- Empirical Quality Results.
Briefly describe the intent of one of the five Magnet components. Explain what your personal contribution would be concerning that component if your workplace was seeking or maintaining Magnet designation.
As you compose your initial Discussion, consider how Magnet goes beyond solving issues and challenges in organizations to transforming those organizations!
By Day 7
Read two or more of your colleagues’ postings from the Discussion question.
Respond with a comment that asks for clarification from, provides support for, or contributes additional information to two or more of your colleagues.
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting and continue the Discussion for the remainder of the week. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your classmates made.
[ANSWERED] Create your own script for building a health history and use the Health History Template for guidance (consider the type of language you would use to help your patient be more comfortable).