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New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

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New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements UWHC Example

Supported by the structures and processes of an academic medical center, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics nurses demonstrate commitment to patient care and the profession by contributing new knowledge through research, delivering evidence-based care to patients and advancing the profession through innovation and improvement.

New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements Overview

 Strong leadership, empowered professionals, and exemplary practice are essential building blocks for Magnet-recognized organizations, but they are not the final goals. Magnet organizations have an ethical and professional responsibility to contribute to patient care, the organization, and the profession in terms of new knowledge, innovations, and improvements.

Our current systems and practices need to be redesigned and redefined if we are to be successful in the future. This Component includes new models of care, application of existing evidence, new evidence, and visible contributions to the science of nursing.

New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements Sources of Evidence 


NK1EO: The organization supports the advancement of nursing research. 

NK2: Nurses disseminate the organization’s nursing research findings to internal and external audiences. 


Evidence-based Practice 

NK3: Clinical nurses evaluate and use evidence-based findings in their practice. 



NK4EO: Innovation in nursing is supported and encouraged. 

NK5EO: Nurses are involved with the design and implementation of technology to enhance the patient experience and nursing practice. 


NK6EO: Nurses are involved in the design and implementation of work flow improvements and space design to enhance nursing practice. 


Content reflects Magnet Application Addendums through June 2014.