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Facilitating the Journey to Excellence: Magnet® Program Director (MPD) Core Competencies

September 2, 2022

Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate and coordinate a successful Magnet® Designation.

How it works:

Using a multimodal cohort approach, participants progress through a series of 10 self-paced modules that consist of a combination of assigned readings, videos, and reflection questions. Each module includes a scheduled virtual live session devoted to further discussion and exploration of the topic(s) covered in the module.


  • Core Knowledge
  • Leading Teams
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Program Management
  • Professional Practice
  • Coordinating the Journey to Excellence: Application, Document, Site Visit and Decision
  • Ongoing Practices and Redesignation Timelines


Modules open September 2, 2022 and will be completed on participants own time.

Live discussion sessions, Fridays 12 pm CT/ 1pm ET (10 sessions):

  • September 9, 16, 23, 30
  • October 7, 21, 28 (skip 14th due to Magnet conference)
  • November 4, 11, 18

Post course check-ins, Mondays 12 pm CT/ 1pm ET (3 sessions):

  • January 9, 2023
  • April 10, 2023
  • July 10, 2023


Early bird registration discount before 8/1/2022: $1,600 (20% discount)
Registration: $2000

Registration includes 1 copy of Feel the Pull: Creating a Culture of Nursing Excellence (3rd ed)

*Participants must have a copy of the 2023 ANCC Magnet® Application Manual (purchased separately)

Course Opens September 2, 2022 | Virtual