The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA), established the Magnet® Recognition Program in 1994 to recognize healthcare organizations that provide excellent nursing care. Receiving Magnet® designation is the highest level of recognition the ANCC can extend to a health care organization. The rigourous process required to achieve Magnet® designation provides a framework for nursing excellence and ensures the best outcomes for our patients.
Everyone at UCLA Health is a part of the Magnet® journey, consistent with our vision of healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness.
On September 14, 2015, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRUCLA) was officially notified of our third Magnet® designation! This re-designation is a reflection of continued nursing excellence, made possible by the support of our entire team at UCLA Health. Recognizing that re-designation is only one stop on the journey to sustained excellence, nurses at RRUCLA will use the next four years to continue providing high-quality, innovative, patient and family-centered care while continuously monitoring and adapting practice to meet our patients' changing needs.
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica's (SMUCLA) first Magnet® designation notice came in June , 2016. This was the culmination of years of dedicated work on the part of the entire SMUCLA nursing team and reflects the major enhancements to nursing practice that have occurred over the past several years. The exemplars within the document highlight SMUCLA nurses' commitment to evidence-based practice, quality outcomes, and interprofessional collaboration on behalf of patients and families.
UCLA Health's third Magnet Designation came in February 2019, with official notification that Resnick NPH achieved their first Magnet® designation. This achievement was possible through the dedicated efforts of RNPH exemplary professional nurses dedicated to nursing practice excellence, positive outcomes, and their patients overall well-being. Having demonstrated nursing excellence by exceeding national benchmarks and through demonstrated nursing excellence, Resnick NPH nurses stand proudly with their fellow Magnet® recognized organizations, continuing to lead change.