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Structure, Process, and Empirical Outcomes—the Magnet® Journey of Continuous Improvement

Reid Ponte, Patricia DNSc, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC

Journal of Nursing Administration: June 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 6 - p 309–310
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182942b49

The chairperson of the Commission on Magnet® Recognition provides an overview of current and future initiatives supporting cultures of excellence. The article examines the evolving focus on outcomes data and evidence, as well as the commitment of the commission to advancing nursing education at all levels.

Author Affiliation: Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services; Chief Nursing Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Executive Director, Oncology Nursing & Clinical Services, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

The author is the chair of the Commission on Magnet® Recognition.

Correspondence: Dr Reid Ponte, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Dana 1632, Boston, MA 02215 (

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