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Development of a Professional Nursing Framework: The Journey Toward Nursing Excellence

Mensik, Jennifer S. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE; Maust Martin, Deborah MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, FACHE; Scott, Kathy A. PhD, RN, FACHE; Horton, Kashmir BSN, RN, OCN

Journal of Nursing Administration: June 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 6 - p 259-264
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31821c460a

To achieve Magnet® recognition designation, an organization must demonstrate a framework for nursing practice. However, successfully incorporating and sustaining frameworks and theories into practice are not easy undertakings. The authors describe how leaders and staff in a healthcare system created and implemented a conceptual framework for nursing practice to guide nursing practice for the system.

Author Affiliations: Executive Director, Quality Management (Dr Mensik), Health System, University of California, Los Angeles; Senior Director, Professional Practice (Mrs Martin), Banner Health, Phoenix, Arizona; President and CEO (Dr Scott), Kathy A. Scott and Associates, Phoenix, Arizona; RN Manager (Ms Horton), Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

Correspondence: Dr Mensik, UCLA Health System, 924 Westwood Blvd Suite, 900 Los Angeles, CA 90095 (

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.