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04/05/2015
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Three Areas That Can Improve Your Narrative

Once you are ready to begin crafting your Magnet® narratives, most of the heavy lifting has already been done. Your hospital has embraced the Magnet® philosophy, implemented new initiatives and improved outcomes. The work of writing your document, however, should not be overlooked. It is important to present clear, concise and readable narratives so appraisers can fully appreciate what your hospital has achieved and continues to do. Here are a few of the most important things to keep in mind in your writing:

Area 1: Being Concise

With 89 or 117 SOEs, there is a lot of ground to cover. You should therefore avoid flowery or overly complicated language. Appraisers are looking for specific information, and you want them to be able to find it easily. Unnecessary details can detract from the narrative’s impact.

You can tighten up your writing by removing superfluous words and giving
straightforward explanations of what your nurses have achieved.