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.
Standards and Examples
EP17: Nurse-Driven Initiative Improves Storage of Patient-Supplied Medications
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.
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.
EP3: Partnering with Families to Improve Their Postpartum Experience
Provide an example of nurses partnering with patients, families or both to influence change.
When a group of mothers wrote to the Brigham about elements of the postpartum experience that were difficult for them, nurses and nursing leaders took their feedback to heart and set out to create a more supportive environment. Read more.