The Magnet Recognition Program®, developed by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), is at the forefront of successful nursing strategies and practices throughout the world. The program acknowledges health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers recognize Magnet designation as the highest credential for high quality nursing.
Although nursing-driven, Magnet encompasses all departments in an organization. Magnet organizations attract and retain top talent; improve patient care, safety and satisfaction; promote a collaborative culture among all departments, and assist organizations in growth and financial success. Magnet requires organizations to develop, disseminate and enculturate evidence-based criteria that results in a positive work environment for nurses and, by extension, all employees.