Keeping a community healthy requires more than hospital care. Magnet® nurses go beyond the bedside to promote a culture of health through volunteer work. To mark the season of giving, this month’s “Magnet Perspectives” column looks at the ways in which nurses from Magnet-recognized organizations care for their communities. What do they do? Why do they do it? How does the Magnet framework promote and support them? We explore the implications for larger issues, such as population health, and hear from the nurses themselves about why community involvement is important.
Author Affiliation: Director, Magnet Recognition Program®, Silver Spring, Maryland.
The author declares no conflict of interest.
Correspondence: Ms Graystone, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (firstname.lastname@example.org).