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Happy Holidays
NCP Events
Noteworthy News
Happy Holidays!

Our warmest wishes to you and your family! We hope your holiday season is filled with laughter, love and cheer.


Nursing Consulting Partners
NCP's Upcoming Events:

A Four-Part* Webinar Series 

Did you know there have already been updates to the new Magnet® manual since its release? Attend our Deep Dive series and hear the latest news!!

This webinar series provides a summary of significant changes in the 2014 Magnet® Manual for transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, and new knowledge, innovations, improvements and empirical outcomes. Related examples will be described and there will be time for questions and answers.

Webinars will be held January 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Click here for more information and to register!

NCP/Torrance Conference
The 2014 Magnet® Model:  
Framework for Organizational Excellence 

March 6-7, 2014

Conference Highlights:
  • Examples that address the new Magnet® criteria
  • Readiness assessment and project planning
  • Common pitfalls in the Magnet® designation: Tips for Success
  • Learn from Torrance Memorial Medical Center's Magnet® journey
  • Professional Practice Models that drive excellence


Click here for more information and to register TODAY!
Noteworthy News
The latest and greatest from the NCP team! 


Magnet® Lecture in Germany:
On November 27th, Barb Haag-Heitman presented a lecture in Germany on "Magnet® - An International Road map to Nursing Excellence" to graduate nursing students at the Fachhochshcule Muenster - University of Applied Sciences, Muenster, Germany. Students were enthusiastic about the novelty and potential of applying these concepts in Germany. To support the presentation, Barb was able to use the German translation of the Magnet® Model components, ANCC Die Komponenten Und Belege Der Evidenz Des Magnet-Modells, by ANCC Commission Franz Wagner.

NCP's Consultants Complete Magnet® Course:
NCP Consultants Vicki George, Fran Hicks, Barb Haag-Heitman, Vickie Moore and Kathleen Stolzenberger completed the ANCC Fundamentals of Magnet® course. This is the ANCC's new professional credential for consultants who guide hospitals as they apply for Magnet® recognition.

New Article on The Clinical Nurse As Care Coordinator:
Vicki Gorge and Julie Shocksnider co-authored a new article in Nursing Administration Quarterly titled, Leaders:  Are You Ready for Change?  The Clinical Nurse As Care Coordinator in the New Health Care System.  Care coordination is an integral piece for the success of health care reform.  Nurses are positioned to be able to bring a strong perspective for assisting individual's health needs across the continuum .  Nurses are not being currently prepared to provide care coordination and nurse leaders will need to restructure and engage with nursing roles to provide resource for new educational curriculums.
Fairview Hospital Achieves Magnet® Re-designation
Congratulations to Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital on achieving Magnet® re-designation!

Shriners Hospital for Children Receives Magnet® 
Congratulations to Shriners Hospital for Children - Cincinnati on achieving Magnet® re-designation!

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Receives Magnet® 
Congratulations to John C. Lincoln North Mountain in Phoenix, AZ on achieving Magnet® re-designation!

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center Receives Magnet® 
Congratulations to St. Joseph's Hospital Heath Center in Syracuse, NY on achieving Magnet® Designation for the first time!

Vicki George and NCP are proud 
to have been a part of your journey!
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