Our Magnet Journey
Mass General was the first hospital in Massachusetts to achieve ANCC Magnet status in 2003. Re-designated in 2007, 2012, and 2018.
Transformational Leadership: Transformational leadership is essential to meet the demands of the future.
- Leadership for today and the future
- Visionary/influential leaders—at all levels—create a shared vision;
lead others to meet needs of the future
- Challenging existing systems and proposing strategic, creative solutions to mitigate problems
- Ability to deal with constant change; comfortable with uncertainty
Structural Empowerment: Transformational leaders create foundations that bring the mission, vision and values to life
and encourage professional nursing practice to achieve its highest level.
- Transformational leaders create foundations that bring the mission, vision and values to life and encourage professional nursing practice to achieve its highest level
- Multi-directional communication among nurse leaders, bedside nurses and interdisciplinary teams
- Strong, collaborative relationships with other disciplines internally and in the community
Exemplary Professional Practice: Establishment of strong professional practice and what nursing can achieve.
- It is about what nursing can achieve.
- It is about how nurses interact with patients, families, communications and the interdisciplinary team to impact positive patient outcomes.
- Allows nurses to work in an environment where autonomy and accountability help define quality patient care and best practices.
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements: Promote, foster and encourage new models of care, application of existing evidence, creation of new evidence and visible contributions to the science of nursing.
- As exemplary professionals, nurses are accountable for using and expanding nursing knowledge.
- Magnet nurses are pioneers of our future.
- Innovations in nursing care, care delivery and the practice environment are the hallmark of Magnet organizations.
- Create new designs, models of care evidence and standards.
Empirical Outcomes: Magnet outcomes are categorized in terms of clinical outcomes related to patient care; workforce outcomes; nursing sensitive indicators (NSIs) and patient and staff satisfaction (compared to benchmark data).
- Focus on “What difference have you made?”
- Shift from structure and process to outcomes.
- Key indicators that paint a picture of the organization.