Required Readings

American Nurses Credentialing Center. (n.d.). ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Retrieved September 22, 2015, from http://nursecredentialing.org/Magnet.aspx

Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Retrieved from http://www.nacns.org/docs/toolkit/5-IOM-Report.pdf

Martin, D., Godfrey, N., & Walker, M. (2015). The baccalaureate big 5: What Magnet® hospitals should expect from a baccalaureate generalist nurse. Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(3), 121–123.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Tinkham, M. R. (2013). Pursuing magnet designation: The role of structural empowerment. AORN Journal, 97(2), 253—256.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2009b). Issues and trends in nursing: Professional practice models [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Post a 2-paragraph response (of at least 350 words) to one of the options below. Develop and post cohesive paragraphs and use evidence to support your ideas. The practice of writing cohesive paragraphs is essential to good writing. Focus each paragraph on one main idea or goal.

Complete EITHER Option 1 or 2. Use the writing resources, writing samples, and Discussion Rubric to develop your post. Reflect on your reading from this week, and then address one of the following:


Provide an overview of a Magnet facility. Include an explanation of how Magnet status drives health care change in the institution.



Describe the personal contribution a nurse might make in the process of seeking or maintaining Magnet designation.

Assignment NO 2

Retrieve a current article (published within the past 5 years) from the Walden Library that describes the impact of nursing on health care quality as viewed through the Magnet professional practice model. This week’s Library Learning Resources will guide you through your database search. Write a one-page response to the article.

As you reflect on the findings in your chosen article, consider how the findings compare to your own professional nursing experience with Magnet, or, if you have no personal experience with Magnet, your thoughts concerning Magnet:

Consider factors or principles from the article that hold true for or resonate with you.

Paraphrase and integrate information from the article into paper.

Include an introduction, body, and a summary (conclusion).

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