Nursing Services and Magnet Designation
Moffitt Cancer Center’s nurses are involved with every aspect of patient care and research, from prevention and screening to treatment and clinical trials. Our nurses partner with patients and families as part of our multispecialty team to deliver expert and compassionate care to support Moffitt’s mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.
Moffitt is proud to have earned the prestigious Magnet® designation in recognition of its nursing excellence. Magnet recognition is granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the credentialing body of the American Nurses Association, to honor outstanding health care organizations for nursing professionalism, teamwork, quality patient care and innovations in nursing practices.
Magnet-recognized organizations consistently demonstrate:
- Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information;
- Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue;
- Lower rates of falls;
- Higher job satisfaction among nurses
Magnet designation is achieved after successfully completing a rigorous process whereby the ANCC conducts evaluations in the following key areas: Competent, dedicated and skilled nurses; continued innovation within staff knowledge, clinical practice and systemic improvements; empowered staff properly prepared to face all challenges; outcomes measurement systems in place throughout the entire organization; and visionary leadership transforming the organization to meeting changing needs.
Moffitt's nursing program includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. Many are certified in specialties such as oncology, critical care and radiology. On the clinical side, our nurses work within multispecialty teams to provide consultations, diagnoses and treatment planning, symptom management and follow-up care. Research nurses evaluate, register and coordinate patients in our robust clinical trials. Our nurses also provide education and counseling through the continuum of care.
"This journey has been a long one, and I see becoming a Magnet® hospital not as the end of the journey but rather a stepping stone in our ongoing quest to continuously improve our structures, processes, and outcomes in order to become the best," said Chief Nursing Officer Jane Fusilero in a letter to staff.