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Exemplary Professional Practice:
Criteria for Nursing Excellence

Published September 2013
45 pages

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

  • Expectations for Professional Practice
  • Sources of evidence used in the appraisal process
  • 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


Chapter 1: The Magnet® Model
Statistical Foundation—The Empirical Model
The Magnet Model
Focus on Outcomes
Organizational Overview

Part 2: ExpectatIons for Exemplary Professional Practice
       Sources of Evidence:
            Professional Practice Model
            Care Delivery System(s)
            Staffing, Scheduling, and Budgeting Processes
            Interprofessional Care
            Accountability, Competence, and Autonomy
            Ethics, Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality
            Culture of Safety
            Quality Care Monitoring and Improvement
       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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