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NYU College of Nursing Salutes NYU Langone Medical Center on Achieving Magnet® Status for a Third Consecutive Time for Excellence in Nursing Services

July 3, 2014
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New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) is proud to salute NYU Langone Medical Center’s (NYULMC) Tisch Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation for having received Magnet® recognition for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet recognition is an honor achieved by only seven percent of all hospitals in the United States. The ANCC’s prestigious Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care facilities that provide excellence in nursing and is one of the benchmarks used to measure the quality of patient care.

NYUCN is especially proud of Kimberly Glassman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, who is associate dean for Partnership Innovation at NYUCN. In this capacity, Dr. Glassman provides vision and leadership for the integration of practice, clinical research, scholarship and education, as well as health system matters for NYUCN.  Her role also supports and strengthens the partnership between NYUCN and NYULMC where Dr. Glassman is senior vice president for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.

“This accomplishment recognizes not only our excellence in nursing, but our ability to provide the highest quality patient care that exceeds the expectations of those who trust us with their lives,” said Dr. Glassman.  “Our nurses set the standard in terms of quality, compassionate care. I want to thank our team, and the entire Medical Center, for helping us to achieve this prestigious designation.”

NYU Langone is one of four hospitals in New York State and less than 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive this recognition at least three times consecutively. According to the ANCC, the leading nursing credentialing organization in the United States, Magnet designation is widely accepted as the gold standard of patient care.  In fact, U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

“Consistently achieving Magnet status is a challenge that speaks to the strength and leadership of nurses at NYU Langone Medical Center who are known in New York City and around the globe as providing the best high quality nursing for patients and families,” said NYUCN Dean Sullivan-Marx.

The Magnet designation is granted every four years to only those organizations that demonstrate sustained superiority in nursing care. Applicants undergo an extensive evaluation and members granted Magnet status must continue to meet rigorous standards.  To reapply for and receive Magnet status is confirmation of the hospital’s resolve to deliver the highest level of nursing care. Research shows that Magnet hospitals are more effective at attracting and keeping quality nurses.

“Magnet status is a national nurse developed and nurse led program,” said Christine Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and a principal investigator a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at studying the career trajectories of newly licensed registered nurses over the first ten years of their careers, the RN Work Project.  “Margaret McClure, EdD, RN, FAAN, a jointly appointed NYUCN/NYULMC adjunct faculty member, was one of the leaders of the original Magnet development. Magnet principles of nursing engagement--in all aspects how hospital care is delivered and the nurse driven outcomes--were developed years ago.  NYU was ahead of its time then, and remains an innovator today.”

About NYU Langone Medical Center:

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals—Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Medical Center’s dedicated inpatient orthopaedic hospital; and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services across the Medical Center—plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The Medical Center’s tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research. For more information, go to, and interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

About the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®

The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit

About New York University College of Nursing

NYU College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs, a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.  For more information, visit

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
College of Nursing, Langone Medical Center

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876


The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.

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