UCSF Nursing Excellence - Magnet Recognized

UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have received the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet designation which was awarded on September 17th, 2012!!!!!

ANCC officials also noted that UCSF met the 88 standards for excellence with no deficiencies, which is an exceptional accomplishment for an initial submission.

A recording of the announcement notification from the ANCC is located here.

Internationally Recognized

The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations both nationally and internationally for their outstanding quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional practice. Achieving Magnet status underscores the fact that UCSF is a world-class organization as only seven percent of hospitals in the United States and abroad have received this designation to date.
“It was the culmination of months of hard work to outperform quality and patient satisfaction benchmarks, establish new standards of nursing care, and complete research projects that define our core mission,” said Sheila Antrum, RN, MHSA, Chief Nursing Officer of UCSF Medical Center.

The Journey

The Magnet application process began in 2007 when the organization embarked on a journey to focus on addressing structures, processes and outcomes which were captured in the 3,600-page document submitted as part of this application. Once accepted, a comprehensive site visit in July showcased the 2,500 nurses to Magnet appraisers who came to UCSF to validate the documentation. Although much of the validation survey focused on nursing, Magnet designation speaks to the great work performed by all staff, management, provider and ancillary colleagues.
“Achieving Magnet status is an important milestone for UCSF,” said Antrum, “as it establishes the medical center as the only Magnet designated hospital in the city of San Francisco.”

Nurses and Magnet

For UCSF Nurses, this recognition is a true testament to their hard work and commitment to provide exemplary patient care. There is definitely more to accomplish but it is important to reflect on the many positive changes that have been implemented and the momentum and staff engagement to continually improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Ms. Antrum quoted Vidal Sassoon saying… “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” She also remarks, “I am very proud of all of you and sincerely thank you for achieving this major nursing recognition.”

Sheila Antrum to receive Margretta Madden Styles Award 2012

Sheila E. Antrum, RN, MHSA, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing & Patient Care Services Officer, will be recognized as the 2012 recipient of the Margretta Madden Styles Award. She will be presented with the award at the Alpha Eta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Annual Business meeting and Induction Ceremony on Monday June 4th.

Margretta Madden Styles Award

First presented in 1987, the Margretta Madden Styles Award is named in honor of the esteemed former Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in nursing, in clinical practice, teaching, administration, or research among Alpha Eta members. The award criteria are as follows: Evidence of leadership within the field of practice (innovation, inspiration, and ability to empower others); Vision in nursing (considers the realities of today, envisions the possibilities of tomorrow); and Contribution to furthering the image of nursing (caring, professional, enhances the public image of nursing).

Education as a foundation

Nominations were submitted by nurse leaders at both the Medical Center and the School of Nursing. In her letter of support, Catherine Waters, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor in the Community Health Systems Department and Commissioner for the San Francisco Health Commission, stated “Ms. Antrum continues to amaze me with the diversity of nursing and patient care service initiatives that she has designed and implemented at the UCSF Medical Center.” “Under the leadership of and the support from Ms. Antrum, UCSF Medical Center is our primary project partner (that) allows students to partner with nurse-led projects, connecting theory and research to evidenced-based nursing practice.”

Patient safety and innovative vision

From the Department of Nursing, Daphne Stannard, RN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, FCCM, Associate Chief Nurse Researcher & Perianesthesia CNS, stated the following in her nomination: “ An example of transformational leadership qualities is the Nursing Simulation Lab that was created so that nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists would have hands-on simulated experience using the Bar Code Medication Administration technology in a safe environment before the system went live in the hospital environment.” “Over the past year, Ms. Antrum led the Medical Center’s journey to excellence by applying for Magnet designation… an acknowledgement of organizational excellence.

Nursing Week celebration May 10th, 2012

UCSF supporting the many faces of Nursing . . . .2012 National Nurses Week will be celebrated on May 7 – 11, 2012. Nationally, Nurses Day is observed on May 6th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale and founder of modern nursing.

Nurses Week was first celebrated in 1954 to mark the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. In 1974, the week was designated by Presidential Proclamation and in 1982 a joint resolution of the United States Congress designated May 6th as "National Recognition Day for Nurses."

Plans for our annual celebration of National Nurses Week are under way! UCSF nursing continues to recognize and reward nursing staff for the extraordinary efforts they demonstrate on a daily basis throughout all areas of the Medical Center where patient care is delivered.
The annual Nurse’s Awards celebration ceremony will be held on Thursday May 10th from 3-5pm in the Millberry Union Conference center and is open for the public to attend.
A calendar of events for the week is located here [Nurse Week celebration event 2012]

Nurse Week Awards

Over 80 nominations for the 2012 Nurse’s Awards were received, and were reviewed by our Core Nursing Councils in the Shared Decision-making structure. Nineteen nurses have been chosen to receive the awards. All names submitted will be honored, and additionally, the 2011-2012 DAISY award winners will also be recognized during the celebration.

The complete list of Nursing award include:

  • Distinguished Nurse Award
  • Colleague of Nursing Award
  • Service Excellence
  • Excellence in Pediatric Nursing
  • Excellence in Perinatal Nursing
  • Excellence in Medical-Surgical or Orthopedic Nursing
  • Jeanne Yalon Award for Excellence in Oncology Nursing
  • Excellence in Transplant Nursing
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Mentorship
  • Excellence in Perioperative Nursing
  • Sheila Mann Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Clifford K. & Avola Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing
  • Helen Ripple Award for Excellence in Neuroscience Nursing
  • Excellence in Ambulatory Nursing
  • Excellence in Home Health Nursing
  • Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing-Inpatient
  • Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing-Outpatient
  • Excellence in Patient Safety

Nursing School Ranked #4 in Nation

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is ranked among the nation’s top four nursing schools, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. 

by Kristen Bole

Results are published in the magazine’s 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” which appeared online March 15 and will be available on newsstands on April 5.
The report ranks the UCSF School of Nursing fourth overall and first nationwide in the nursing specialties of family nurse practitioner, psychiatric/mental health clinical nursing, and adult/medical surgical nursing. 

The rankings also include previous assessments of other types of schools, which U.S. News surveys, but not on an annual basis. UCSF School of Medicine also ranked fourth in the new rankings, while the survey included a previous first-place ranking for the School of Pharmacy.

“These rankings showcase the high quality of UCSF’s educational and research enterprise across the board," said UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH. “But moving beyond the numbers, they reflect the excellence and hard work of all the UCSF faculty and staff and the breadth of experience available to every student who comes here to study.”

According to the magazine, the overall Nursing school rankings are based on surveys sent last fall to deans, administrators, and faculty at programs in those fields. The nursing specialty programs are ranked  on input from educators at peer nursing institutions, who nominated up to 10 schools for excellence in each area; schools with the most votes are listed.

US News and World Report America's Best Graduate School Report - Nursing

1. Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
1. University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
1. University of Washington - Seattle, WA
4. University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
4. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill- Chapel Hill, NC
6. University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI
7. Duke University - Durham, NC
7. Oregon Health and Science University - Portland, OR
7. University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
7. Yale University - New Haven, CT

Nurse Week Awards 2011

UCSF Nursing annually recognizes the amazing efforts of nurses throughout the institution. Awards are presented to winners at a ceremony during the nationally recognized Nurse Week. Congratulations to the distinguished Nursing award winners!

The complete list of 2011 Nursing Award Recipients:

  • Distinguished Nurse Award - Kathleen Bowman, RN, BS, CCRN-CMC from 9/13 ICU
  • Excellence in Acute Care - Bernadine Garrett-Hines, RN from 5 E/W
  • Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing - Outpatient - Barbara Bratton, MSN, PNP from the Fetal Treatment Center
  • Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing - Inpatient - Susan Barbour, RN, CNS, NP
  • Excellence in Ambulatory Nursing – (shared): Michael Shields, RN from Cancer Center & Kathie Buchanan, RN from General Internal Medicine
  • Sheila Mann Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing - Cathy Stone, RN  from PCICU
  • Excellence in Community Service - Maria Lourdes “Malou” Bayog, RN, from 9/13 ICU
  • Clifford K. & Avola Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing - Charlotte Garwood, RN from 9/13 ICU
  • Excellence in Leadership - Patricia Mahoney RN, CCRN from 10ICC
  • Excellence in Mentorship (shared) - Don Ino, RN from 9L & Susan Kahn, RN from 8/11 NICU
  • Helen Ripple Award for Excellence in Neuroscience Nursing - John Pearson, RN from 8/11 NICU
  • Jeanne Yalon Award for Excellence in Oncology Nursing - Paula Loeffler, RN from Ambulatory Infusion Center
  • Excellence in Patient Safety - Leeda Dudley, RN , from 9/13 ICU
  • Excellence in Pediatric Nursing - Rudolph Pacol, RN from 6 PICU
  • Excellence in Perinatal Nursing - Meghan Mullen, RN from 15L Coordinator from ACC- Surgery
  • Excellence in Perioperative Nursing - John Trix, RN, NP from Prepare Clinic
  • Excellence in Transplant Nursing - Laurie Carlson, RN, MSN, Transplant Nurse
  • Colleague of Nursing Award - Dan Henroid, Director of Nutrition and Food Services
  • Service Excellence - Lisa Tsang, RN, MN, APN from 7L