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ANCC Magnet Prize® Program

The 2020 ANCC Magnet Prize

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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is proud to launch the 2020 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 of 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 program or project best represents exemplary achievements in patient care services, including initiatives in healthcare delivery and research leading to innovations that result in positive outcomes. The 2020 ANCC Magnet Prize winner will have one year to further develop their innovative program or project after which they will return the following year to present their program/project outcomes at the 2021 ANCC National Magnet Conference®.

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only one nomination will be accepted each year from a given Magnet-designated organization regardless of size, setting, or location.

  • The nominated organization must be currently Magnet-designated and in good standing through October 31, 2021

  • Magnet Prize winners are prohibited from submitting another Magnet Prize application 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.

  • Only one nomination will be accepted each year from a given Magnet-designated organization regardless of size, setting, or location.
    • Nominating individual warrants that the nominated organization is currently Magnet-designated and in good standing through October 31, 2021 AND that nominated organization has not been awarded the Magnet Prize in the past two years.
  • Nominating individual warrants that the organization's compliance officer and/or legal counsel have been consulted and that the organization is not prohibited from accepting the Magnet Prize Award or any related benefit.
  • Nominating individual warrants that the organization will attend the Magnet Prize reception if the organization is selected as the winner.
  • Nominating individual warrants that the organization agrees to use the language "ANCC Magnet PrizeTM, sponsored by Cerner" in all references to the Magnet Prize.

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

Magnet Model Component

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

Title on Innovation

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

People

For the nominating individual and CNO (if different from the nominating individual): Enter 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)
  • Describe how nursing initiated the innovation and the interprofessional staff who were involved in developing the innovation. (150 words or less)
  • Describe progress to date or the expected timeline of the innovative program's / project's development and implementation. (150 words or less)
  • Describe the existing and/or projected benefits of implementing the innovation. (200 words or less)
  • How is the innovation extraordinary and creative in meeting the need of the organization in a new and different way? (150 words or less)
  • How does the innovation demonstrate the impact of nursing in the organization? (200 words or less)
  • How does the innovation have 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 (e.g. outcome measure(s) to demonstrate improvement in quality, cost effectiveness, or efficiency); include graphed data (no more than 2 pages and in .pdf format).
    • Upload an annotated bibliography that reflects the literature review and documents 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.

Nomination Process and Deadline Dates

The website details all nomination information and walks nominators through the submission process step-by-step. Please Note: The ANCC Magnet Prize Committee will review Only completed applications.

UPDATE: Nominators must complete submissions by 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, August 2, 2020. ANCC will notify winners no later than November 20, 2020.

  • Nominations must be completed through the online submission website.
  • Specific instructions on the preparation of the nomination and supplemental material are described on the nomination page.
  • Please "blind" all references to the submitting organization in the description of the innovation.
  • Nominations for the Magnet Prize may be submitted by any representative of a Magnet organization who is familiar with the innovation.
  • The Nominating individual and CNO must be listed on the nomination, with contact information.
  • The CNO must read and acknowledge the Eligibility Criteria and attest to requirements of the Magnet Prize.
  • Confirmation of submission will be sent to the e-mail address of the nominating individual.

Rules

  • Previous winners are excluded from eligibility for 24 months
  • Submitting a nomination constitutes agreement that the nominating individual and CNO agree to be bound by the rules of the Magnet Prize program.
  • The example must be relevant to one of the five Magnet® Model Components.
  • The individual submitting the nomination 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 individual submitting the nomination warrants that the organization is not prohibited from accepting the Magnet Prize award or any related benefit and that the organization will attend the Magnet Prize reception. If the organization is unable to accept the Magnet Prize award or related benefits, the organization must notify the ANCC Magnet Prize Committee in its nomination.
  • One hundred percent of the award money must be used for the development and implementation of the innovation.
  • The Winner must be present to accept the award at the ANCC National Magnet Conference®.
  • The Magnet Prize Winner 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.
  • 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 application shall be received on the conditions 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 application material or of any such disclosure.
    • The decision of the Magnet Prize committee is final.
    • The Magnet Prize Committee will not return such material or any portion thereof to the nominee or the nominators.

Prize

  • The Magnet Prize will be presented during the ANCC National Magnet Conference®
  • Cerner sponsors the ANCC Magnet Prize with a $75,000 monetary award
  • Award recipients will be asked to provide a brief overview of their proposed project during the acceptance of the award.
  • Award recipients will return the following year to deliver a short presentation on the innovation at a general session, according to ANCC guidelines. Winners must agree to work with ANCC to prepare the presentation prior to the Magnet Conference.

Questions?

Email magnetprize@ana.org or call 301.628.5102

ANCC will present the Magnet Prize during the ANCC National Magnet Conference®.

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Past Award Winners

Past Recipients of the Magnet Prize

2019

OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center [OSF Saint Francis] (Peoria, IL)
Multifaceted initiative to reduce food insecurity and improve health outcomes in the community.

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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