UT Southwestern University Hospitals and clinics are on the Magnet Journey. The Magnet Recognition Program® is the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for excellence in nursing.

The gold standard for nursing care, Magnet recognition is given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and the largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization.

The Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with a way to measure the quality of care based on indicators and standards of nursing practice as defined in the ANCC’s Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators (2004).

Deleatha Foster
Deleatha Foster, B.S.N., R.N., CMRN, a staff nurse, talks with a patient's family member. UT Southwestern University Hospitals and clinics are on the Magnet Journey, a recognition of excellence in nursing care.