The Magnet Recognition and the Role of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Fact Sheet provides an overview of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Program which promotes nursing excellence and superior quality patient care.
Magnet Recognition is a distinction for healthcare facilities and professional nurses within the organizations. As clinical experts, the WOC nurse can influence care throughout the continuum either directly through hands on care, or indirectly serving as educator, consultant, researcher or administrator. Examples are provided of the WOC nurses potential to support and facilitate excellence in care processes related to wound, ostomy and continence practice within the Magnet model.
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