Journey to Magnet Excellence®

Journey to Magnet Excellence®

Type: Workshop
Date: December 11-12, 2017                                         
Location: Dallas, TX

Contact Hours


Excellence is a journey. Discover ways to take your nursing practice to the next level using criteria aligned with the 2014 Magnet® Application Manual. This course guides you through the Journey to Magnet Excellence®, including a comprehensive overview of the Magnet® model components. This course benefits both nurses and nurse leaders who are new to the Magnet journey and those experienced in the process.

Event Details


December 11-12, 2017

8:00AM- 4:30PM Local Time
*Registration starts at 7:00AM

Clements University Hospital, Lecture Hall 2.138
6201 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Review the Magnet model components pertaining to organizational readiness.
  • Discuss strategies for planning readiness and document preparation and submission.

Presented By


Rhonda Foster, EdD, MPH, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Foster has executive leadership experience and was most recently chief nursing officer for St. Joseph Health Sonoma County. Foster’s prior experience includes leading the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to achieve its Magnet designation in 2008. Over the course of her 30-year tenure in health care, Foster has held numerous nursing, teaching and hospital administrative positions that provided her with the wealth of knowledge that she brings to the Nursing Knowledge Center.

Margarita Baggett, MSN, RN


Margarita Baggett is the chief clinical officer (CCO) for UC San Diego Health System. In this role she serves as a key member of the hospitals’ senior management team and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling all functions of Nursing Services, Pharmacy Services, Care Coordination, and Volunteer Services. She played a key role in leading the organization to attain ANCC Magnet Recognition® Status in December 2011. Margarita and her team transformed their practice environment by supporting and promoting the role of the professional nurse, using the Magnet® Model as a framework. She is a highly accomplished nursing leader with extensive experience in quality management, service excellence, patient throughput, staff recruitment and retention, and regulatory affairs. Previously, Margarita served for 27 years in the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Healthcare System in Manhasset, New York. During that time she held many roles including deputy executive director, nurse executive, and associate executive director for Patient Care Services and Care Coordination. She also led North Shore University Hospital to Magnet Recognition® in 2001.

Pricing Information




Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s)/service(s) does not imply eligibility for or successful performance in the submission of organizational credential applications, nor is it a requirement to qualify for organizational credentials.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) does not endorse any products or services.

82 seats available.
Price: $505.00

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