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Redesignation For Magnet® Facilities

Maintaining your Magnet® status

In order maintain access to the benefits of Magnet® designation, every health care organization that has been awarded the status must reapply every four years

The deadline for when an application for redesignation must be received depends upon when the prior Magnet designation was granted. The specific deadlines are outlined below (with the documentation required to reach us by the first business day of the relevant month):

IF YOUR CURRENT DESIGNATION BEGAN THIS MONTH...SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS 4 YEARS LATER IN THIS MONTH
January
February
February
March
April
April
May
June
June
July
August
September
August
October
November
December
October

 

Your Magnet designation won’t expire while the re-appraisal process is being carried out, as long as all of the documentation has reached us by the required date.

The Redesignation Process

The three-step process to begin Magnet redesignation application is similar to that which your organization went through to initially achieve Magnet designation: 

Step 1: Application

By completing the required online Magnet Recognition Application form, you establish your organization’s status as a redesignation applicant. This document collects valuable information to enable us to build the appropriate appraisal team for your organization.

Begin your application for Magnet® redesignation today

Step 2: Payment

Once the application has been received, you will receive an online application receipt. This must be returned to us – with a non-refundable application fee made payable to “ANCC” – via:

ANCC Magnet Recognition
P.O. Box 505035
St. Louis, MO 63150–5035

Should you wish to send the payment via courier (UPS, DHL, FEDEX)*, the address is:

Bank of America Lockbox Services
505035
800 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

*PLEASE NOTE: The site street should only be used for lockbox remittances delivered via courier. Phone Number: use your own in case of delivery problems.

Step 3: Supportive documents

The final step of the redesignation application is to email the following attachments to MagnetApplications@ana.org (using your organization’s name in the subject line):

  • Chief Nursing Officer's curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Current facility organizational chart showing the CNO and nursing's relationship to the entire facility.
  • Current nursing organizational chart. Include all areas where nursing is practiced.
  • List of the externally managed database(s) use for nurse satisfaction, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive indicators.
  • Institutional review board (IRB) attestation letter.
  • Nurse Leadership Education and Reporting Table [xls]

If you have any questions about any part of the Magnet redesignation process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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