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ANCC Magnet Prize® Program

The 2022 ANCC Magnet Prize

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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is proud to launch the 2022 ANCC Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner, a leading supplier of health care information technology. By sponsoring the ANCC Magnet Prize with its $75,000.00 purse, Cerner is committed to ANCC's focus on the promotion of innovation in nursing to increase the knowledge base and support for patient safety and nursing excellence.

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Established in 2002 by the ANCC Board of Directors, the ANCC Magnet Prize is presented to a Magnet® designated organization whose care delivery team initiative best represents exemplary achievements in patient care services, including initiatives in healthcare delivery and research leading to innovations that result in positive outcomes. ANCC presents the Magnet Prize during the ANCC National Magnet Conference®. The 2022 ANCC Magnet Prize winning organization will have one year to further develop its innovative program or project after which they will return the following year to present their program/project outcomes during the 2023 ANCC National Magnet Conference®.

Nominations are evaluated by a blinded peer review process conducted by a committee of national nursing leaders that includes members of the Commission on Magnet Recognition Program and the ANCC Board of Directors, as well as Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) from prior Magnet Prize-winning organizations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only one nomination will be accepted each year from a given Magnet designated organization regardless of size, setting, or location.
  • The Magnet Prize is awarded to a single organization. Only one organization and that organization’s nurses are recognized as Magnet Prize winners.
  • The nominated organization must be currently designated Magnet and in good standing through October 31, 2023
  • Magnet Prize winners are prohibited from submitting another Magnet Prize nomination for two years following their winning innovation.

Online Submission Steps and Instructions:

Award Attestation

Read and acknowledge the Eligibility Criteria and attest to requirements of the Magnet Prize.

NOTE: Any "no" answers to the attestation will result in disqualification

The nominating individual and/or CNO attests/warrants that the

  • Nomination is from a Magnet designated organization and only one nomination has been submitted for this organization.
  • Nominated organization is currently designated Magnet and in good standing through October 31, 2023
  • Nominated organization has not been awarded the Magnet Prize in the past two years.
  • Organization's compliance officer and/or legal counsel have been consulted to ensure that the organization is not prohibited from accepting the Magnet Prize Award or any related benefit.
  • Disclosure of material submitted with or in support does not breach the terms of any other contract or agreements, that s/he is entitled to use the material, and that if any permissions are needed to use the material, s/he has obtained those permissions.
  • Organization will be present to accept the award at the ANCC National Magnet Conference®.
  • Organization will attend the Magnet Prize reception if selected as the winner.
  • Organization agrees to use the language "ANCC Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner" in all references to the Magnet Prize.
  • CNO has read and acknowledges the Eligibility Criteria and attests to the requirements of the Magnet Prize.

Magnet Model Component

Assign the nomination to one of the five Magnet® Model Components.

Title

Enter as the title of nomination being submitted for the ANCC Magnet Prize.

People

For the nominating individual and CNO (if different from the nominating individual): Provide name, credentials, title, affiliation, and contact information

Documentation for Nomination

  1. The online nomination must describe how:

    • An identified problem or need has been or is being addressed by the organization through extraordinary innovation - the application of creativity or problem solving that results in a widely adopted strategy, product, or service to meet the need in a new and different way.
    • Nurses initiated the innovation.
    • The innovation involved or involves a collaborative effort in its conception and implementation at the organization that is inclusive of staff nurses and other services as appropriate.
    • The innovation is transformative of nursing, patient care, or the nursing environment at the organization.
    • The innovation has resulted in or is leading to positive outcomes
    • The innovation is clearly enduring and able to be replicated in other settings

  2. Nomination must describe

    • The innovation - the application of creativity or problem solving that results in a widely adopted strategy, product, or service to meet the need in a new and different way. (300 words or less)
    • The innovative program's / project's progress to date and expectations for the future or the expected timeline of the innovative program's / project's development and implementation. (150 words or less)
    • The existing and/or projected benefits of implementing the innovation. (200 words or less)
    • How the innovation is extraordinary and creative in meeting the need of the organization in a new and different way. (150 words or less)
    • How nursing initiated the innovation and the interprofessional staff who were involved in developing the innovation. (150 words or less)
    • How the innovation demonstrates the impact of nursing in the organization? (200 words or less)
    • How the innovation has the potential to transform nursing practice and health care nationally and/or internationally. Include how the innovation is enduring and able to be replicated in other settings. (250 words or less)
    • Supporting Evidence:
      • Upload a document that demonstrates the measure(s) of effectiveness and/or performance target(s) used to assess the impact of the innovation; include graphed data e.g., outcome measure(s) to demonstrate improvement in quality, cost effectiveness, or efficiency (no more than 2 pages and in .pdf format).
      • Upload an annotated bibliography that reflects the literature review to document how this project / program is different from past efforts (no more than 2 pages and in .pdf format)

Confirmation
You will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure all is complete before submitting the nomination.

Nomination Process and Deadline

  • Nominations for the ANCC Magnet Prize may be submitted by any representative of a Magnet organization who is familiar with the innovation.
  • Nominators must complete and submit nominations through the online submission website.
    • The online submission website details specific instructions on the preparation of the nomination and supplemental material and walks nominators through the submission process step-by-step. 
    • The Nominating individual and CNO must be listed on the nomination, with contact information.
    • Please Note: The ANCC Magnet Prize Committee will review only completed
    • ANCC will notify winners no later than August 19, 2022
  • Please "blind" all references made to the submitting organization in the description of the innovation.
  • The nomination website details all nomination information and walks nominators through the submission process step-by-step. Nominators will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure all is complete before submitting the nomination.

Accepting 2022 Magnet Prize Nominations: Beginning April 1, 2022
Nominations Deadline EXTENDED to: 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, May 15, 2022

Rules

  • The nomination must be from a Magnet designated organization and only one nomination may be submitted for this organization.  The organization must notify the ANCC Magnet Prize Committee in its nomination if the organization is unable to accept the Magnet Prize award or related benefits.
  • Previous winning organizations are excluded from eligibility for 24 months
  • The nomination must be relevant to one of the five Magnet® Model Components
  • The Magnet Prize committee will consider only properly submitted applications and material submitted with or in support thereof
  • Material submitted with or in support of any nomination shall be received on the condition that:
    • The Magnet Prize committee shall have permission to use, and display submitted materials in any manner it deems appropriate and to not return such material or any portion thereof to the nominating individual(s).
    • The Magnet Prize committee may make such disclosure of the names of the nominees and of the work disclosed in such material as the committee deems appropriate.
    • No claim shall be made, and no action shall be brought against the American Nurses Credentialing Center, its board of directors, employees, or members of the Magnet Prize committee arising out of the use made of such nomination material or of any such disclosure.
    • The Magnet Prize Committee will not return such material or any portion thereof to the nominee or the nominators.
  • Submitting a nomination constitutes agreement that the nominating individual and CNO agree to be bound by the rules of the Magnet Prize program.
  • The winning organization must be present to accept the award at the ANCC National Magnet Conference®.
  • The winning organization will attend the Magnet Prize reception.
  • The decision of the Magnet Prize committee is final.
  • The nominating individual warrants that disclosure of material submitted with or in support does not breach the terms of any other contract or agreements, that s/he is entitled to use the material, and that if any permissions are needed to use the material, s/he has obtained those permissions.
  • The nominating individual warrants that the organization is not prohibited from accepting the Magnet Prize nor any other related benefit and that
  • One hundred percent of the award money must be used for the development and implementation of the innovation.
  • Magnet Prize recipients will be asked to provide a brief overview of their project during the acceptance of the award.
  • The Magnet Prize recipient will agree to use "the ANCC Magnet Prize® sponsored by Cerner" in all references made to the prize.
  • Approximately six months after the award is presented, the Magnet Prize winning organization will be required to submit an accounting to ANCC of how the award money is being utilized.
  • An ANCC Executive or designee will join a Cerner nursing executive in a visit to the Magnet Prize-winning organization to see the progress of the innovation.
  • Magnet Prize recipients will return to the Magnet Conference the following year to deliver a short presentation on the innovation at a general session in accord with ANCC procedures. Winners must agree to work with ANCC to prepare the presentation prior to the Magnet Conference.

The Magnet Prize

  • The Cerner-sponsored ANCC Magnet Prize® monetary award in the amount of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to further develop and advance the organization’s innovative project.
  • Complimentary full conference registration for up to three attendees from the Magnet Prize winning organization
  • Exclusive Cerner-sponsored recognition event for Magnet Prize recipients, including transportation of the Magnet Prize winners to/from this event during the Magnet Conference during which the Magnet Prize is presented to the organization.

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Questions?

Email magnetprize@ana.org or call 301.628.5102

Past Award Winners

Past Recipients of the Magnet Prize

2021

University Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus, OH)- The Innovative Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) during the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Medical Intensive Care Unit

2020

Cohen Children's Medical Center (New Hyde Park, NY)-BEE MINDFUL™ A Program for Children with Special Needs – Creating a Safe Haven Across the Continuum of Care

2019

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center [OSF Saint Francis] (Peoria, IL)
A Comprehensive Community Approach to Reducing Food Insecurity and Improving Health, One Zip Code at a Time

2018

Christiana Care Health System (Newark, DE)
Virtual Realty in a Chemotherapy Suite: Technology Leading to Connection, Education and Preparation

2017

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (Bennington, VT)
Accountable Community for Health

2016 

Children’s Mercy, Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP)

2015 

Nicklaus Children's Hospital at Miami Children's Health System (Miami, FL)
Humpty Dumpty Fall Prevention Program™

2014 

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) (Iowa City, IA)
Moo-ving Past Traditions and Blazing New Trails: The EBP Journey at Iowa

2013 

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Telehealth Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, PA)
Cutting Edge Programs that Have Transformed Interprofessional Practice and Enhanced Patient Care Outcomes

2012 

Craig Hospital (Englewood, CO)
Specialized Nurse Advice Line

2011

Bassett Medical Center (Cooperstown, NY)
Geography Matters – The School Based Health Program

2010

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (Paterson, NJ)
The Women's Heart Center

2009

Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, CO)
Community Case Management Program

2008

Abington Memorial Hospital (Abington, PA)
Daily CARE Plan

2007

Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Formation of a Bariatric Consortium to Address Issues Related to Morbidly Obese Population

2006

American Academy of Nursing
Seminal Research – Magnet Hospitals: Attraction and Retention of Professional Nurses (1983)

2005

Mayo Clinic Foundation
Nursing Genomics Program

2004

University of Colorado Hospital
Evidence Based Practice to Improve Clinical and Management Outcomes

2003

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (Tampa, FL)
Patient Safety Center of Inquiry

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