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Magnet Recognition Program: The Next Generation

Wolf, Gail DNS, RN, FAAN; Triolo, Pamela PhD, RN, FAAN; Ponte, Patricia Reid DNSc, RN, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration: April 2008 - Volume 38 - Issue 4 - p 200-204
doi: 10.1097/01.NNA.0000312759.14536.a9

Twenty-five years ago, the foundation of the Magnet Recognition Program was established. Magnet designation has served as the hallmark of excellence for nursing practice, and research has demonstrated a profound impact on nursing practice and patient care. The purpose of this article was to forecast the direction of the Magnet Recognition Program. The authors discussed the results of a multivariate structural analysis of the forces of magnet and the subsequent future model for Magnet.

Authors' Affiliations: Professor and Director (Dr Wolf), Nursing Leadership Program, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Chief Nursing Officer (Dr Triolo), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania; Senior Vice President for Patient Care (Dr Ponte), Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.

Corresponding author: Dr Wolf, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 336 Victoria Bldg, 3500 Victoria St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 (

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.