Each year, MUSC celebrates
nurses, the nursing profession and the role nurses play in the health
care needs of Americans. National Nurses Week is May 6-12 with the
theme, "Nurses Trusted to Care."
Resource Nurse of the Year is Joey
Amundsen, 8E, Medical Acute Critical Care, and Nurse Manager of
the Year is Leah Ramos, Neuroscience. Not pictured is Staff Nurse of
the Year Susan Fawcett, Pediatrics Ambulatory Care.
The celebration began May
6 with the Nurse of the Year ceremony. The event celebrated nursing
excellence with the Resource Nurse of the Year, Nurse Manager of the
Year and Staff Nurse of the Year.
MUSC seeks Magnet Nursing excellence
MUSC has completed its
first steps to pursue the Magnet Nursing Recognition status, the
highest level of recognition offered by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center (ANCC), recognizing nursing and organized nursing
services. MUSC recently submitted its application to the ANCC. Magnet
recognition awards an organization for the outstanding contributions of
patient care clinicians demonstrated through excellence achieved in
leadership, clinical practice, innovations and positive outcomes.
According to Marilyn
Schaffner, Ph.D., R.N., administrator for clinical services and chief
nursing executive, MUSC's application is communicating the
institution's intent to pursue Magnet recognition.
The theme for the Magnet journey is
Changing What's Possible. "This will be an interprofessional journey
involving nurses and other health care colleagues," said Schaffner. "I
know we have the practice, innovation, and outcomes that will get us to
our goal. We plan to submit our written documentation to be a
Magnet-designated organization by Nurses Week 2013."
placed third at the
S.C. Nursing Excellence Conference. The poster winners are Stephen
Schaer, from left, Linda Horton, Mary Beth Crummer and Sally Potts.