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The following information is meant for initial Magnet applicants. If you are an existing Magnet organization, please visit our Magnet Redesignation page.

NOTICE: Organizations submitting their written documentation starting in February 2019 will be required to submit narrative and evidence based on the 2019 Magnet® Application Manual

Submission Requirements

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Applications will be processed and written documentation submission date confirmed when the following items and documents have all been received by the Magnet Program office:

  1. Online application
  2. Application fee
  3. Supporting documents:
    • CNO Vitae
    • Organizational chart
    • Nationally benchmarked nurse satisfaction survey tool
    • Nurse manager and nurse leader educational eligibility criteria table

100% of Nurse Managers and Nurse Leaders must have a degree in nursing (baccalaureate or graduate degree).

The Nurse Manager and Nurse Leader educational requirement table is submitted as a supporting document at the time of application.

Applications will be processed only if the educational requirement is met.

An updated Nurse Manager and Nurse Leader table will be required when written documentation is submitted.

Final verification will occur during the site visit.

Written documentation is accepted 5 times per year on the first business day of the following months:

    • February
    • April
    • June
    • August
    • October

Dates selected on the application may be changed and other options will be provided by the Magnet Program office.

Recommendations for a Successful Online Application

Submission Process

Step 1
Complete the Online Magnet Application (required). The application establishes your organization's status as a Magnet applicant and collects information to enable the appropriate appraisal team composition and availability.

Step 2
Submit the online application receipt with a non-refundable application fee, payable to "ANCC," to:

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

To send payments via express delivery only (UPS, DHL, FEDEX), include your phone number on the tracking label and ship to:

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

Step 3
Email the following as attachments to MagnetApplications@ana.org:

  • 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) used for nurse satisfaction, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive indicators.
  • Institutional review board (IRB) attestation letter.
  • Nurse Leadership Education and Reporting Table [xls]

Please include the organization name, city, and state in the subject line of the email!

Questions?
Contact the Senior Magnet Program Analyst for your region with any questions about Magnet Application submission.

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