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Our Magnet Journey

​Magnet Hospital designation is the highest and most prestigious honor an organization can receive for excellence in nursing services and Presbyterian Hospital is on the Magnet journey.

The Magnet Recognition Program, administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), honors hospitals that act as a “magnet” for attracting nurses due to work environment, clinical excellence, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Evidence demonstrates that Magnet hospitals have lower complication and mortality rates, high patient and employee satisfaction, and provide excellent clinical care.

In Preparation

We are focusing on the implementation of key process changes necessary to support and demonstrate nursing excellence.

These changes include progress in:

  • Strategic nurse recruiting/staffing
  • Implementation of First Touch™
  • Improvement of our Clinical Career Ladder
  • Inclusion of recognition elements such as the Nurse Exemplar Prize and Mini-Grants

Nurse Involvement in Our Magnet Journey

To involve nursing staff in our Magnet journey, nursing leadership provides monthly Magnet information sessions and updates through the Nursing Shared Governance Councils. Feedback received from employee surveys also helps us identify areas for improvement. The final steps include collecting evidence of qualifications and developing our written application. Throughout our Magnet journey, the true reward will be what we learn about our organization and the changes we make to improve Presbyterian nursing and the patient care processes.


Presbyterian expects to be able to apply for Magnet Designation sometime within the next three years. Meanwhile, work continues to design and shape the department of nursing into a Magnet-oriented organization where nurses are recognized for their contributions, supported in their professional and academic pursuits, and able to practice in a way that supports their professional ability.