Original Articles“It Takes a Virtual Village” Achieving Magnet Redesignation Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic Canada's Magnet Hospital JourneyJeffs, Lianne PhD, RN, FAAN, FCAN; Amaral, Nely BScN, RN, VAQS; Mundle, William MN, RN, CMSN(C); Amaral, Caleb BScN, RN, MBA(C); Crook, Katelyn BA, RRT, CRE; Fung, Emily Y. Y. BScN, RN, MN(C); Ronald, Kara BSc(OT), MEd, OT Reg(Ont.); Merkley, Jane MSc, RN Author Information Mount Sinai Hospital campus of Sinai Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Correspondence: Lianne Jeffs, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCAN, Sinai Health, Room 19-215 600, University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5, Canada ([email protected]). The authors acknowledge the following for their contribution in the success of the virtual site visit: Angela Neish (NICU Lead); Nancy Watts (OB Lead); Irene Koo (MSF Lead); Kellie Stajer (WI Program Lead); Rebecca Lemieux (escort); Cindy Campbell (escort); Phebe Yongao (escort); Katherine McQuaid-Bascon (Health Disciplines Lead); Jack Ranieri (Information Services); Jennifer Specht (Communications Lead); and Paolo Miceli (AV support). Conflicts of Interest: None to declare. Nursing Administration Quarterly: April/June 2022 - Volume 46 - Issue 2 - p E1-E7 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000512 Buy Metrics Abstract This article outlines how a Canadian hospital achieved the American Nursing Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program redesignation after participating in a virtual site visit (VSV) appraisal process amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Within our current COVID-19 landscape, being a resilient Magnet-designated organization is paramount. In this context, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has developed a VSV model that (1) extends the use of audio/video (A/V) conferencing technology to showcase nursing excellence; (2) maintains the integrity of the appraisal process; and (3) ensures the safety and well-being of staff, patients and their care partners, and the appraisers. Key narrative insights are highlighted around planning and on-site execution of a successful VSV. The redesignation is a culmination of several stakeholders' efforts who shared their sense of pride, inspiration, and accomplishment during the VSV. The redesignation status notification exemplifies resiliency and was welcomed amidst uncertainty with the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The planning and on-site implementation plan may serve as a blueprint for others who will be engaged in a VSV as part of their designation or redesignation journey. Insights are shared around preparing for the VSV, hosting the VSV, and achieving the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program redesignation. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.