Journey to Excellence
Magnet is a designation given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). It is the highest distinction of nursing excellence. It signifies that an organization has taken every effort to promote the empowerment, engagement, and development of nurses, which leads to high quality outcomes, improved patient satisfaction and highly satisfied employees. UAMS in on a mission of becoming a Magnet designated organization.
UAMS submitted a document to the ANCC, February 1st, with the evidence required to be considered for Magnet Designation. This evidence included 122 examples of evidence-based initiatives, quality improvement projects, research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and other narratives demonstrating nursing excellence throughout UAMS Health. We are looking forward to hearing from the ANCC in the summer, with a tentative site-visit by August 2024. Visit the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program website for more information.