|The Basics: UCLA Health Magnet® Exemplars
|Magnet® exemplars are stories that highlight excellence in nursing practice. They showcase nurses' contributions to high quality and patient-centered care, and demonstrate that UCLA Health supports the professional development of nurses across the system. Below is a list of the five Magnet® components and associated exemplar types.
Transformational Leadership (TL) - These exemplars demonstrate that the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), nurse leaders and clinical nurses are involved in strategic planning, advocacy and decision-making.
- Stories include those related to the CNO influencing organization-wide changes beyond the scope of nursing, clinical nurses and nurse leaders advocating for resources supporting organizational goals, managing expected/unexpected change, using trended data to support care-delivery systems and nurse leaders using input from clinical nurses to influence organizational change.
Structural Empowerment (SE) - These exemplars demonstrate that nurses are involved in decisions at the organizational level and that the organization supports nursing professional development and community health outreach.
- Stories include those related to changes based on nurse participation in professional organizations, orienting/precepting of new and experienced nurses, improving certification rates and examples of clinical nurses involved in inter-disciplinary decision making at the organizational level.
Exemplary Professional Practice (EP) - These exemplars demonstrate that nurses provide patient-centered, evidence-based, efficient and effective patient care.
- Stories include those that highlight a unique/individualized plan of care, inter-disciplinary care coordination/continuity of care, incorporating internal/external experts or regulatory/specialty guidelines into the care delivery system or clinical practice, improving patient outcomes, evaluation and improvement of workplace safety, and stories related to an ethical issue, service recovery efforts and patient safety.
New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvement (NK) - These exemplars highlight the organization's support of nursing research, evidence-based practice and innovations.
- Stories include those that demonstrate nurses conducting IRB approved research, disseminating knowledge to internal and external audiences and contributing to the innovation of new processes or the use of new technology to improve patient care or the care delivery process.
Empirical Outcomes - These exemplars address the outcomes generated from the structures and processes that are in place in the organization.
- Stories include clinical outcomes related to nursing, workforce outcomes, patient satisfaction results and organizational outcomes. Outcome data is benchmarked against quantitative benchmarks.