MUSC announces ‘magnet’ nursing credential

The Medical University of South Carolina has obtained recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for its quality of work.

The “magnet” distinction is a “national credential which ensures rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met,” MUSC said in a written statement.

The center said on its website that its credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas and recognize health care providers that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments.

In total, 420 medical organizations have received the magnet distinction. It includes an “on-site review process” and requires applicants to provide documentation about “evidence regarding patient care and outcomes,” MUSC said.

“This recognition is a testament that our nurses strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients every day,” chief nursing officer Marilyn Schaffner said in a written statement. Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley announced it had retained the magnet recognition last month, according to a written statement.