According to the Magnet program, the true essence of a Magnet organization stems from Exemplary Professional Practice (EP) within nursing. This means a comprehensive understanding of the role of nursing; the application of this role with patients, families, communities and the interdisciplinary team; and the application of new knowledge and evidence.

Below, you will find standards within this component of Magnet and examples of how we meet or exceed them in our work each day.

Please note that we will add examples on an ongoing basis.

Standards and Examples

EP17: Provide one example, with supporting evidence, of a nurse-driven initiative based on patient feedback that was received as a result of a service recovery effort. 

Example: Nursing leaders and the Department of Quality and Safety worked together to investigate an event where a patient’s medication was lost and create a workgroup to improve the storage of patient-supplied medications in Oncology. Read more.