The journey to Magnet is long and intense under even the best circumstances. If you are considering embarking on this rewarding professional journey there are some essential things you will need to do to prepare. Conduct a readiness assessment so you fully understand where you’re starting from and your current challenges. Create a budget. Educate yourself and others.
Some of the steps that your organization can take for validation purposes include:
Our readiness assessment is profoundly valuable because it defines your current reality and helps to ensure that you will be prepared and ready to meet the Magnet standards. We will partner with your organization to determine from the outset how best to use your internal resources and if external consultative support is necessary. Together we will develop a plan that will lead your team to a successful Magnet designation or re-designation.
We will help you meet or maintain Magnet data requirements, build and achieve an effective shared governance system or any other work you may need to position your organization to apply for Magnet® designation.
Our team of Magnet experts offer the full range of document preparation services from document writing workshops, identification of narratives and appropriate placement within your document, to document review and feedback. Whatever the situation, we have the solution for you. Our strong history of clients going straight to site visit after their document submission is proof.
Coaching and Mentoring
We excel at coaching and mentoring members of your team from the CNO to the MPD to the clinical nurses to ensure they are knowledgeable and competent regarding the entire Magnet journey. As part of this mentoring, we work with you to create your project plan and timeline to keep your journey on track.
Site Visit Preparation
Site visit is one of the most exciting and at the same time, stressful times of your journey. Our team works with you to ensure the entire organization can excel. We conduct mock site visits during which we engage the entire organization. We work through site visit logistics with your team and most importantly, we foster the build of excitement and engagement needed during your site visit.
Networking and Education
There is no such thing as too much education when it comes to participating in a Magnet journey. People need to know how Magnet benefits the entire organization. Networking with people who have been involved in a successful Magnet journey can be extremely helpful.