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On Our Way to the 5th ANCC Magnet Redesignation 2025


The Stanford Health Care (SHC) Mission “To Care, To Educate, To Discover” serves as an ever-present reminder as to the core values of the organization. The mission statement frames the SHC Nursing and Interprofessional Professional Practice Model and provides the guiding principles for integrated nursing care. The theoretical framework for the SHC nursing philosophy and values, aligned with the SHC Mission Statement is inspired by the work of Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN. Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and Caring Science guides nursing practice as both a discipline and a profession, integrating the act of caring with science.

"To Care, To Educate, To Discover," the elements of professional nursing support SHC's global influence and include:

  • Collaborative Environment

  • Education and Research

  • Care Delivery and Clinical Practice

  • Professional Role

  • Professional Development

  • Shared Leadership



2022 Annual Magnet Conference, Philadelphia, PA

The 2022 Annual Magnet Conference, held in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, was a chance for more than 70 multi-level nurse leaders from the frontlines to senior leadership to focus on reconnecting to our "why" with self-compassion, healing, and acknowledging our collective contributions.  

Joining over 11,000 nurses from 26 countries, Stanford Nursing engaged and celebrated one another while promoting and elevating a "healthy nurse, healthy nation.  The memorable week left the nurse leaders re-energized, fueling their compassion to bring back these special moments to share with colleagues.  

Nursing Grand Rounds: Bringing Philly Back to the Bay

 On November 16th, 2022, the Office of the CNE presented Nursing Grand Rounds, "Bringing Philly Back to the Bay."  Stanford Nursing's multi-level leaders shared highlights, empowering sessions, and uplifting moments from the 2022 ANCC Magnet Conference.  They provided an overview of how their learning can impact meaningful changes within Stanford Health Care. 

Special recognition to our Stanford nurse leaders for a successful Nursing Grand Rounds presentation:

Samantha Nguyen, BSN, RN, PCCN, SCRN, Caritas Coach
Carissa Le Tamargo, BSN, RN-BC, PCCN
Julie Arca, BSN, RN, TCRN
Christopher Strayhan, BSN, RN
Deepa Shah, PA-C
Andrea Shows, BSN, RN, CRNO
Eddah General, MA, RN, CPAN, Caritas Nurse

NDNQI -- Nurse Satisfaction Survey

A Nursing Satisfaction Survey through the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Survey was successfully conducted in October 2022. 

The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Survey was created by the American Nurses Association (ANA) to provide a centralized location for all national nursing data. The focus of this survey is to measure and improve the job satisfaction of nurses, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes, nurse empowerment and retention of nursing staff.

This Press Ganey survey aims to demonstrate that RNs make the difference in providing safe, high-quality patient care. The results are used to aid nursing in enhancing patient safety and initiating quality improvement efforts. SHC's results are benchmarked with other hospitals across the country.

After completing our survey in October 2022, the results were shared across the organization to prioritize meaningful change and climate improvements. SHC's average unit response rate of 88% surpassed the national average unit response rate by 19%!  This high organization-wide level of participation reflects deep involvement and commitment to building a dynamic culture of change. 

NDNQI contains questions about:

  • Tasks

  • Nurse-Nurse Interactions

  • Nurse-Physician Interactions

  • Decision-making & Autonomy

  • Professional status & Pay

  • Nurse Management & Nursing Administration

  • Professional Development Opportunity & Access

Congratulations to everyone who participated in SHC's 2022 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI)Thank you to each and every one of you for your leadership and exceptional engagement.

Looking back at the 4th Magnet Designation: 

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