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Empirical Outcomes: Proof of Making a Difference

Luzinski, Craig MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Journal of Nursing Administration: April 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 4 - p 185–186
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31824ccc56
Departments: Magnet(R) Perspectives

The director of the Magnet Recognition Program® provides a comprehensive look at the Magnet® Model component Empirical Quality Outcomes. This article examines the importance of outcomes data that the organization already collects and how these should be used. Quantitative benchmarks should be established. These outcomes will represent the “report card” of a Magnet-recognized organization and a simple way of demonstrating excellence.

Author Affiliation: Director, Magnet Recognition Program®, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: American Nurses Credentialing Center, 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910 ( craig.luzinski@ana.org).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.