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Empirical Outcomes:
Criteria for Nursing Excellence


Published September 2013
35 pages

A handy quick reference, this abridged version of 2014 Magnet® Application Manual summarizes the Magnet Model and its components and features:

  • Expectations for Empirical Outcomes
  • Presentation Requirements
  • Data Display Requirements
  • Forces of Magnetism
  • References
  • Glossary

This guide is a useful resource to help nursing leadership, administrators, and nurses understand the important variables that interact to create a culture of excellence, and the vital role nurses play in impacting outcomes.

Table of Contents


Part 1: The Magnet® Model
Statistical Foundation—The Empirical Model
The Magnet Model
Focus on Outcomes

Part 2: Expectations for Empirical Outcomes
       Empirical Outcomes Presentation Requirements:
       SE3EO, EP3EO, EP22EO, EP23EO, NK1EO Only
       Empirical Outcomes Presentation Requirements: All Others
            Description of the Intervention/ Initiative/ Activity(ies)
            Participants Outcome(s)
       Empirical Outcomes: Data Display requirements
            Data Display requirements
       Demographic Data Collection Tool

Appendix: Forces of Magnetism

Note: While this abridged version provides valuable information, if you are on the Journey to Magnet Excellence® or considering applying for Magnet® status, you need to refer to the 2014 Magnet® Application Manual for complete requirements and guidance.

Published by American Nurses Credentialing Center 8515 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

Copyright © 2013 by American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD, 2014 edition.

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