November 13, 2023

Vanderbilt well represented at National Magnet Conference

A large group of Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses recently attended the 2023 National Magnet Conference, which took place in Chicago.

VUMC nurses were featured in five podium presentations and eight poster presentations during the annual conference, which is organized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Participants included nurses from Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics and Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital.

All those entities were recognized in November 2022 with VUMC’s fourth Magnet designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for the provision of nursing care and interprofessional collaboration.

Fewer than 10% of hospitals have Magnet status, and no other hospital system in Middle Tennessee has achieved the designation. VUMC received its first Magnet designation in November 2006, its second in April 2012 and third in July 2017.

Magnet designation measures organizations for excellence in five areas — transformational leadership; structural empowerment; exemplary professional practice; new knowledge, innovations and improvements; and outcomes.