With unprecedented reformation in today’s health care environment, transformational leadership is required to help organizations meet the needs of the future. This requires vision, influence, clinical knowledge, and a strong expertise relating to professional nursing practice.

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

TL3a: Reducing Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries

Provide one example, with supporting evidence, of an assistant vice president’s or nurse director’s advocacy for resources to support an organizational goal.  

In 2019, nursing leaders created a comprehensive plan to reduce the rate of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI). Read more.

TL1: Opening an Outpatient Lactation Program Improves Continuity of Care

Provide an example of an initiative in nursing practice that is consistent with the organization’s mission statement.

Lactation Support Services team members developed a proposal for an outpatient lactation center and partnered with interprofessional team members to implement it and open the center in 2019. Read more.

TL5EO: Reducing CLABSI in the ICUs

Provide an example of an improved patient outcome associated with a nurse director’s membership in an organization-level decision-making group.

Maria Bentain-Melanson, DNP, RN, nursing director of Shapiro 6 and 7, co-chairs the CLABSI Prevention Taskforce, which successfully implemented a plan to reduce CLABSI rates in the intensive care units. The plan included having a trained patient care associate observe each central line placement and ensure compliance with the checklist. Read more.

TL2: Decreasing CAUTI Rates Across Inpatient Units

TL2: Provide an example of clinical nurses improving patient outcomes.

Example: In alignment with the Department of Nursing’s FY 2019 goal of decreasing hospital-acquired infections, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention Task Force members developed a CAUTI Safety Huddle process with a focus on infection prevention and process improvement. This process promoted data transparency, accountability and a culture of safety at the unit and organization level. Read more.