Magnet© Monday: 5 tips for navigating AAMC’s Magnet® document
Have you had a chance to read the evidence of our excellence — AAMC’s 2014 Magnet© designation document? It may seem overwhelming at first. Yes, it is a huge document, but don’t be deterred! We’ve developed a few helpful hints to make navigating the website easier.
1. Read the welcome page. When you open the document you see a welcome letter from Sherry Perkins, COO/CNO. Take a moment to read this. See how proud she is of the work of our nursing team and AAMC.
2. Pick a Source of Evidence (SOE). Across the top of our document webpage you will see the SOEs:
- Organizational Overview (OO)
- Transformational Leadership (TL)
- Structural Empowerment (SE)
- Exemplary Professional Practice (EP)
- New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements (NK)
Each SOE is composed of a component and a number. Let’s take TL2, for example. It would be found under the Transformational Leadership tab. TL is the component and 2 is the number. The document is organized this way so we can find sections quickly.
3. Next, click on the SOE number you want to read. This is one the left hand navigation bar.
4. Know what you’re reading about. At the top of each SOE, in italics, is the question this particular narrative is answering. Read this first so you will understand what the narrative is describing.
5. Focus on the narrative, not attachments. The narrative is the main portion of the document that illustrates the story of our nurses. Attachments are primarily proof to verify the content for the appraisers, but are available by request.
Now enjoy! Click here to read our AAMC Magnet document – use this Index to quickly find the sections where your unit is mentioned. Questions, contact Magnet® Coordinators email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.