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Magnet® Model Components & Sources of Evidence


Published September 2013
69 pages

A handy quick reference, this abridged version of the 2014 Magnet® Application Manual features key program elements including:

  • Magnet Model and its components
  • Sources of evidence used in the appraisal process
  • 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

Chapter 2: Model Components and Sources of Evidence
I. Transformational Leadership (TL)
       Sources of Evidence:
            Strategic Planning
            Advocacy and Influence
            Visibility, Accessibility, and Communication

II. Structural Empowerment (SE)
       Sources of Evidence:
            Professional Development
            Commitment to Professional Development
            Teaching and Role Development
            Commitment to Community Involvement
            Recognition of Nursing

III. Exemplary Professional Practice (EP)
       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

IV. New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements (NK)
       Sources of Evidence: 
            Evidence-Based Practice

V. Empirical Outcomes (EO)
       Empirical Outcomes Presentation Requirements:
       SE3EO, EP3EO, EP22EO, EP23EO, NK1EO Only
       Empirical Outcomes Presentation Requirements:
            All Others
            Goal Statement(s)
            Description of the Intervention/Initiative/Activity(ies)
       Empirical Outcomes: Data Display Requirements:
            Data Display Requirements

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.

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