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 Critical Care
Editorial Staff
Academic Hospital achieves $1,725,602 Positive Financial Impact in 308 days Background   Facility Overview: 400 bed academic hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Premier Burn Center. Case Presentation: Critical Care Department has 7 specialty units comprising of 61 beds with nearly 100% occupancy rates. Position has been open 8 months and they wer
Infant Intensive Care Nursery
Editorial Staff
Community Hospital achieves $183,256 Positive Financial Impact in 150 days Background Facility Overview: Community, not-for-profit, union environment, 722-bed teaching hospital, on initial Magnet journey. Case Presentation: Staff providing stretch coverage, recent rise in CLABSI events, on Baby-Friendly journey. Outcome: Targeted deliverables and Permanent Leader achieved in agreed upo
Magnet Redesignation - Case #7089
Editorial Staff
350+ Inpatient-Beds Hospital Achieves Magnet Redesignation Partnering With HealthLinx Background Facility Overview: • University-affiliated General Medical and Surgical Hospital in the Northeastern United States • 350+ inpatient beds • More than 30 years as a leading teaching hospital Case Presentation: • Seeking re-designation and worked with HealthLinx for their prior
PCU Nurse Manager
Editorial Staff
Flagship Hospital achieves $303,661 in Positive Financial Impact in 133 days Background   Facility Overview: Flagship hospital of a three-hospital, not-for-profit community health care system. Case Presentation: History of unstable leadership at the nurse manager level. The unit was struggling with the use of contract labor, retention of staff, patient experience and other
Using Chocolate as a Strategy to Understand Nursing Outcomes
Theresa McGuire
Are you confident you know the difference between a process outcome and an empirical outcome? Nurses have an inherent desire to improve patient outcomes, their professional nursing practice and their practice environment. When organizations are immersed in quality improvement projects, a lot of attention is placed on auditing, collecting data and monitoring for compliance. While those performance
Exploring OO5 and SE8EO: Continuing Educational Assessments that Produce Outcome-Driven Results
Gina Boring
Join us as we explore the requirements of OO5 and SE8EO. During this webinar, we address the required components of OO5 and a few additional ideas that will streamline and compliment the way you identify that all levels of nursing are included in the educational needs assessment process. We also discuss how to approach examples for SE8EO with an innovative twist. This webinar will prompt you to
Patient Privacy is Protected – How safe is your Magnet® Document?
Editorial Staff
Privacy violations are under-studied and under discussed. Many healthcare professionals are unaware of the 18 identifiers and definition of protected health information (PHI). Are you confident your narratives will comply with the Privacy Laws? This professional development activity focuses on a real-life story of a PHI violation and the steps the MPD took to correct it. This session is intera
Bridging between ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet Recognition® Programs
Michelle Trautman
This presentation 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. Additionally, this course qualifies for ONE contact hour, or you can also select to download a letter of attendance. Please note
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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