Mercy begins formalizing and structuring our work for Magnet designSpring 2004 Mercy Care newsletterThis year we began assessing our nursing practice against the 14 principles of the Magnet Foundation, which set the standards for leadership and best practice in nursing. We at Mercy have been practicing many of these standards for years and this year will be focused on developing strengths in the other areas. As we develop our practice, we may ultimately apply for Magnet status through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
This year, Mercy nurses conducted a Magnet Readiness Survey
This year's progress towards Magnet StatusHired a Magnet Coordinator
Performed a Gap Analysis
Started the EBP/Research Council
Solidified the Councils structure to include Education
Joined the Magnet Baltimore Group
Sent staff to Baltimore Magnet Conference
This year's progress towards MagnetBegan the Nursing Leadership Magnet Group
Revised the Professional Practice Model, Mission, Vision, Care Delivery Theory, By-Laws
Performed Nursing Satisfaction Survey
Started Magnet Champion Group
Attend the National Conference
Understand the new Model and its components
Magnet Champions had their first meetingThe Magnet Champions had their first meeting in July. As the group develops, these nurses will be in charge of leading us on our journey towards nursing excellence. Of their accomplishments to date, the group has worked on learning more about the Magnet Program and how Mercy meets the standards. Seven Mercy nurses recently attended the annual Magnet conference in Salt Lake City. The nurses unanimousl
Learning about the Caring Model with “Caring Moments”The Magnet Champions began capturing “Caring Moments” as we started to roll out Dr. Jean Watson’s Caring Theory.
Moments of Loving KindnessThe Magnet Champions present their Loving Kindness books, which will capture many Caring Moments.
National Magnet ConferencePhoenix, Arizona