Nursing Excellence and Competencies

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. You are required to use 2 scholarly resources in addition to your textbook. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Many hospitals have achieved Magnet Recognition through the adoption of standards to recognize nursing excellence in the organization. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredits these organizations and has identified 5 model components and forces of magnetism. They contain the following (ANCC, n.d.a):
Transformational leadershipStructural empowermentExemplary professional practiceNew knowledge, innovation, and improvementsEmpirical quality resultsThe 14 Forces of Magnetism correlate with the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) competencies and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies. These forces are as follows (ANCC, n.d.b):
Quality of nursing leadershipOrganizational structureManagement stylePersonnel policies and programsProfessional models of careQuality of careQuality improvementConsultation and resourcesAutonomyCommunity and health care organizationNurses as teachersImage of nursingInterdisciplinary relationshipsProfessional developmentComplete the following for this assignment:
Identify 3 of these forces of magnetism, and discuss why these 3 are the most important forces or characteristics that optimize system effectiveness in your organization and your individual performance within an organization.Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 150-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?What clarification do you need regarding the posting?What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (n.d.a). Announcing a new model for ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program. Retrieved from
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). (n.d.b). Forces of magnetism. Retrieved from post Nursing Excellence and Competencies



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