VUMC Magnet Designation

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VUMC GETS OUR THIRD MAGNET DESIGNATION

“Vanderbilt is top of the mountain with our third Magnet designation!”
— Yvette C, RN, Float Pool

On July 20, 2017, we learned from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) that we achieved our third Magnet designation.  Our first designation was in November 2006 and second designation in April 2012.  Click for details!

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MAGNET DESIGNATED ORGANIZATION?
Magnet designation is a known key indicator by which the nation's very best hospitals are measured.  The renewal of our designation is testimony to the tremendous focus and commitment of our nurses, nursing leadership and all members of our interdisciplinary teams provide to our patients.

In order to achieve Magnet designation, we had to satisfy a comprehensive set of criteria measuring the strength and quality of nursing and interdisciplinary collaboration.  Magnet recognized us for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Creating a Magnet culture at Vanderbilt has attracted the best of the best in all disciplines; supporting low turnover rates and a high level of job satisfaction throughout the Medical Center.

Click to learn what it's like Practicing Nursing at a Magnet Designated Organization.

Click to learn the business benefits for Magnet organizations.

Learn more about Magnet Designation at the ANCC website.  Better yet, come visit us and experience our Magnet culture.
 

 VUMC staff members click here to access the VUMC Magnet site*
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We did it!

Vanderbilt University Medical Center received its third Magnet designation on July 20.

This is an outstanding accomplishment,
and reflects several years of hard work, both individually and in teams. We are the only hospital system in Middle Tennessee to receive Magnet status, one of only three such organizations in Tennessee and among an elite 6 to 7 percent of such facilities in the country.

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks
to everyone who made this designation possible.

You prove everyday that Vanderbilt is the
very best place to be a nurse. We stand out among our peers for transformational leadership; structural empowerment; exemplary professional practice; new knowledge, innovations
and improvements; and empirical outcomes.

Marilyn Dubree,
MSN, RN, NE-BC

Executive Chief Nursing Officer
VUMC