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Structural Empowerment:
Criteria for Nursing Excellence

Published September 2013
31 pages

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

  • Expectations for Structural Empowerment
  • Sources of Evidence
  • 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
       Organizational Overview

Part 2: Expectations for Structural Empowerment
Sources of Evidence
       Professional Development
       Commitment to Professional Development
       Teaching and Role Development
       Commitment to Community Involvement
       Recognition of Nursing
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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