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Magnet Document for Ambulatory Clinics now available to view online

Feb. 9, 2022, 2:55 PM


by Matt Batcheldor

Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees are invited to view the Magnet Document for Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics. The document is available at

The document was submitted to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a part of the Magnet Fourth Designation process. The ANCC will bring a team of appraisers to Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics from March 28-30 for a site visit.

The site visit has been designed by the ANCC to determine the Medical Center’s culture by listening to as many nursing and Medical Center staff members as possible. Appraisers are coordinating with nursing leaders to develop a schedule to visit VUMC’s adult clinics during the three-day visit. Nurses will have multiple opportunities to talk to appraisers, both in their areas and in other settings.

The ANCC’s Magnet designation is the highest honor an organization can receive for the provision of nursing care and interprofessional collaboration. Only about 6 to 7% of hospitals or clinics have the distinction, and no other hospital system in Middle Tennessee has achieved Magnet designation.

Magnet Recognition is typically earned for a four-year period, and the ANCC conducts annual reviews requesting updated documentation. VUMC received its first Magnet designation in November 2006, its second in April 2012 and third in July 2017.

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