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J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Apr;26(2):108-13. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2010.12.004.

Aligning the forces of magnetism to achieve exemplary professional practice.

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  • 1Center for Professional Excellence, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.


This clinical paper presents the evolution of a Point of Care Scholars (POCS) program, which embodies three components of the Magnet model: exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovations, and improvements, and empirical outcomes. The drive to achieve Magnet designation and redesignation provides a focused approach on innovation. The innovative POCS program is structured to introduce new knowledge to point-of-care staff with improvements that will lead to quality outcomes. Empirical outcomes of the POCS program include practice and policy changes, improved safety, program cost, dissemination, professional advancement, and program satisfaction.

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