Select from case studies, whitepapers and webinars to discover valuable information related to leadership placement, cultural excellence, and Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® designations.


Case Studies
Director of Cardiovascular Cath Lab
Editorial Staff
Community hospital achieves $913,325 Positive Financial Impact in 8 Months Background Facility Overview: Flagship hospital of a four hospital system, 254-beds, not-for-profit, Level II tertiary teaching hospital Case Presentation: Position vacancy of 10 months in need of supply standardization, improved quality metrics, and staff stabilization Outcome: Targeted deliverables achieve
Magnet Program Director
Editorial Staff
Project Turnaround Time of 120 days from Diagnostic Assessment to Leader Start Background Facility Overview: Not-for-profit, 833-bed, nationally recognized regional medical center consistently ranked among the top healthcare providers in the United States. Case Presentation: Highly competitive market for MPD candidates, especially considering the caliber of candidate the client is seeking.
Labor & Delivery Manager
Editorial Staff
Project Turnaround Time of 96 days from Diagnostic Assessment to Leader Start Background Facility Overview: Pathway to Excellence-designated, not-for-profit, 325-bed teaching hospital with Family Practice Resident Program. Case Presentation: 2,000 births annually, recent legal settlements, poor communication between nurses and physicians, unprofessional behaviors from staff, and qua
Operating Room Project Director
Editorial Staff
Community hospital achieves $236,920 Positive Financial Impact in 120 days Background Facility Overview: Community, not-for-profit, hospital encompassing two campuses (89-bed and 154-bed) Case Presentation: Challenged Surgical Services department with overall inefficiencies in throughput and implementation of best practices. Newly hired novice director in first leadership role needed to be me
Preparing the Nurse of the Future: Transition to Practice, Mentoring and Succession Planning
Editorial Staff
In the complex and changing world of healthcare compounded with the nursing shortage, it is important that nurses be competent and confident in their professional role. Whether a newly graduated nurse, Advanced Practice RN, Nurse leader or Chief Nursing officer, a supportive and creative professional learning environment is needed in order for successful transition. This session focuses on t
Strategic Planning: Execution from the Boardroom to the Bedside
Kristin Whitehead
Strategic Planning is a critical but often under-executed healthcare business process. With the ever-changing healthcare environment, developing a strategic plan conducive to organizational agility is paramount. This session focuses on development of specific objectives that provide a roadmap to success. Tactics are described to align the organizational level strategic plan with the nursing str
Introduction to the 2019 Magnet® Application Manual
Editorial Staff
This webinar discusses the recently released 2019 Magnet Application Manual. An overview of the key component requirements will be provided. This learning activity is appropriate for anyone designating or re-designating as of February 2019. This webinar is intended for leaders, nurses, and Magnet Program Directors in organizations that are pursuing or already hold Magnet® designation from the
Bridging Between ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet Recognition® Programs
Vicki Haag
This presentation focuses on 'Bridging between ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet Recognition® Programs' and includes the major differences between the structures, processes, and outcomes of the ANCC nursing excellence programs. The webinar provides strategies to employ when bridging between the Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet Recognition® programs. This webinar is intended for lea
Improving the Patient Experience - 6 Leadership Keys to Success
Valerie Jones
Introduction Leadership is crucial to inspiring, instilling, and facilitating change. Success requires a Leader who understands and acts with integrity and intelligence in response to the dynamics surrounding the patient experience. Any action for improvement begins with honest reflection. Ask yourself three questions: 1. What is the patient experience at my facility? 2. What would make the
Nursing Shortage
An Examination of the Nursing Shortage & its Relationship to Recruitment & Retention Although there have been intermittent periods of reprieve from the nursing shortage in the U.S., this lack of availability has more often than not repeated itself. These nursing shortages are manifested in a myriad of ways and reveal a complex web of interconnected and often uncontrollable factors for
Criticality of the Chief Nursing Officer
Editorial Staff
Success or Failure is in Your Hands Although the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is both necessary and critical to any hospital organization, it may be surprising to recognize that little has been published about why this is true. The intangible factors associated with the success or failure of the individual  fulfilling this daunting role is poorly understood. This individual is leading more than 6
The Value-Based Purchasing Vaccine
Kathleen Yhlen
How Pursuit of Nursing Excellence Inoculates Hospitals to Maximize Value-Based Purchasing Reimbursement Nursing excellence is an essential piece of the reimbursement equation in the Accountable Care Act’s Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program. VBP links a portion of the hospital’s reimbursement to patient satisfaction scores, clinical process measures and quality outcome measures. Nursing care

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