VHA Magnet/Pathway to Excellence Journey Questionnaire

Please complete the attached to assist in uipdating the Central Office Magnet Journey list on the website. The Pathway to Excellence facility coordinators and Magnet Program Directors (MPDs) of the current Magnet facilities and are also conducting an assessment to tailor our monthly Magnet Culture conference calls to your needs. Please assist us. Thanks.

Name


  1. I am from the VA facility in ________________(location) as is listed in VA directories.


  1. Our Magnet/Pathway Director is: ______________(please include first name, last name and credentials)


  1. Our CNO is: ____________________(please include first name, last name and credentials)


  1. Our facility is on the journey to:
    ANCC Magnet designation
    ANCC Magnet redesignation
    ANCC Pathway to Excellence designation
    ANCC Pathway to Excellence redesignation


  1. What phase of the process are you in:
    Pre-application
    Application
    Document submission
    Site visit
    Decision announcement


  1. When is your next milestone (above) anticipated (e.g. application fee or document due)? Please respond in the YYYY-MM format (e.g. 2014-02).


  1. If you have been designated Magnet or Pathways to Excellence, please record the year and month, using the format above. If you are redesignating, record the most recent designation.


  1. I would be interested in the following topics related to Pre-application/developing an infrastructure of excellence.
    Overview of the Magnet designation process
    Developing/revising a Nursing Professional Practice Model.
    Developing/revising (Nursing) Shared Governance/shared decision making
    Determining a budget/Getting through contracting
    Benchmarking outside the VA for nursing sensitive indicators, nurse and patient satisfaction
    Magnet versus Pathway to Excellence recognition
    Setting up a Magnet Steering Committee
    Getting buy-in from facility leadership
    Strategic planning


  1. I would be interested in the following topics related to the Application Phase.
    Determining readiness to apply; Gap/organizational analysis
    Determining your demographic data


  1. I would be interested in the following topics related to the Documentation Phase.
    Format for submission: Paper versus electronic options
    General requirements for Sources of Evidence (SOEs)
    Organizing data/files for your document
    Tracking completion of the document
    Presenting Empirical Outcomes
    Problematic SOEs and EOs


  1. I would be interested in the following topics related to the Site Visit Phase.
    General overview
    How clinical staff are involved in the visit
    How to structure the unit visits
    Dos and Don'ts with Magnet Appraisers


  1. I would be interested in the following topics related to the Decision Phase.
    Creative ways to celebrate
    Involving others in the celebration


  1. Other topics I am interested in:
    Magnet Champions/Ambassadors
    Keeping up energy during the journey


  1. Please identify any SPECIFIC SOEs or issues you would like to learn about:


  1. If you are interested in PRESENTING any of these topics, including serving on a panel discussion about them, please identify the topic.




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