April 20, 2017

Magnet site visit open meeting is April 27

As part of the Magnet Site Visit, there will be an Open Meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 in TVC 1800B for anyone who wants to speak confidentially with the appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). No reservations are needed.

The Magnet Site Visit, from April 24 to 28, is designed by the ANCC to determine the Medical Center’s culture by listening to as many nursing and Medical Center staff members as possible. Appraisers will visit multiple units, clinics and departments during the five-day visit. All nurses will have multiple opportunities to talk to appraisers, both in their areas and in other settings.

The ANCC’s Magnet designation is the most prestigious honor an organization can receive for the provision of nursing care and inter-professional collaboration. Only about 6 to 7 percent of hospitals have the distinction, and VUMC has received it twice – in 2006 and 2012.