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Magnet Facilities and the Role Library Liaisons Can Play

Class Details

Description: Magnet Recognition, offered by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC), is the highest recognition for nursing excellence. Magnet-designated organizations have been recognized for nursing excellence in transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary practice, new knowledge, improvements, and innovations. In a Magnet-designated organization, nurses are engaged, supported, and empowered in a spirit of clinical inquiry to translate best evidence to the bedside in order to provide high-level patient care and improve clinical outcomes. To achieve this recognition, a facility must provide education and development for nurses at every level in their career to be more autonomous at the bedside and provide the best patient care. To provide this type of care, a nurse must be a life-long learner and be able to engage effectively with evidence to make patient-centered decisions. Evidence-based practice training provides ripe opportunities for librarians to partner with hospital-based nurse educators to drive evidence-based practice. The webinar will focus on providing participants with a greater understanding of the Magnet Recognition Program and assist in identifying specific Magnet standards that librarians can play key roles to partner with nurses in Magnet-designated organizations or organizations on the Magnet journey.

Class Objectives
1. Gain an understanding of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program and the impact on nursing practice.
2. Identify key Magnet standards that would benefit from nurse-librarian partnerships in supporting evidence-based practice.

Presenter Bios:

Roy Brown is a Research and Education Librarian at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He serves as liaison to the nurses of VCU Health and the VCU School of Nursing (SON). As part of this work, Roy serves on VCU Health and SON evidence-based practice (EBP) and research committees. He also supports the VCU Health Nurse Residency and the Nursing Interns and Scholars Programs by working closely with administrators overseeing the program as well as with participants. Roy has presented on his work with these groups, including successful EBP tools and strategies he utilizes, at the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference, the ANCC Pathways to Excellence Conference, and other state and regional nursing conferences.

Alison Montpetit is the Director of Nursing Research and Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health and a Board Certified Registered Nurse in Nursing Professional Development. Her primary role is to support a nurse-driven culture of clinical inquiry in evidence-based practice and research at the VCU Medical Center. She is the chair of the Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Leadership Council, a collaborative council composed of clinical nurses, health system leaders, and faculty from the VCU School of Nursing. Alison supports the VCU Health Nurse Residency and the Nursing Interns and Scholars Programs working closely with program faculty and clinical nurses. In a secondary role, she oversees VCU Medical Center’s 4th Magnet designation.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Region/Office: National
Sep 18, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
Liz Waltman, MLIS, Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator

Class Overview

SEAside is an alternate webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) to promote educational opportunities that occur infrequently and are in addition to the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many others related to health science and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. SEAside webinars are held infrequently and are based on the availability of specific speakers who may not be able to present during the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Sessions are generally held at 2PM (ET) and last an hour. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is required.

Technical Briefs 

Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

Continuing Education

Link to Recordings

If you are unable to attend a session, webinars are recorded and added to the NNLM SEA Past Classes typically within one week.