The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Nursing

The Mount Sinai Hospital & Mount Sinai Queens, a campus of Mount Sinai Hospital received Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It is the highest award given to hospitals based on excellent nursing care and patient outcomes. It is the gold standard of nursing that elevates a select few above the rest.


While extraordinary medicine and science determine directions for health care, it is the nurses who are responsible for its delivery. Bravo to all who provide exemplary professional nursing care, as we continually strive to be transformational leaders. We advance nursing practice through new knowledge, innovations and improvements.


We positively influence global nursing and health care. We benefit from the structural empowerment of Mount Sinai Hospital. Please enjoy some views of our celebration and congratulations to Mount Sinai Nurses.


Magnet® designation is considered the highest recognition for nursing excellence, and fewer than eight percent of hospitals nationwide have received this designation, and fewer than 2% receive third designation.

We thank the more than 6,000 individuals, especially the nursing staff, from The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens who participated in the recent site surveys.


Magnet Designation is an unparalleled honor that recognizes a culture of caring, collaboration, and exemplary nursing practice. This would not have been accomplished without countless displays of excellence, every day, by nurses, physicians, and the members of the health care team who are dedicated to improving patient care.

Magnet Designation Poster (click above for PDF)

MSH Magnet Survey Statistics





19 Volumes and 4700 pages of Nursing data - was sent to the Magnet Recognition Program®  on October 2013,  which highlighted nurses’ credentials, quality outcomes , and excellence in  patient care




Senior Leaders

Senior Leaders and Trustees

participated in the Opening Session




Physician Leaders

Physician Leaders participated in the Medical Leadership Session and countless physicians participated

    in unit surveys and interview sessions




Number of Units

71 Units, including the staff, were surveyed for 1 hour each highlighting their quality patient care and outcomes





45 one hour Group Interview Sessions with nurses and patient care team members




Staff Members

5,400 staff were educated through web-based classes, centralized classes, unit-based sessions, and ancillary

    department education sessions



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.


The ANCC model for the Magnet Recognition Program® new model serves as a road map for organizations seeking Magnet recognition and provides a framework for nursing practice and research into the future.


The model organizes 14 Forces of Magnetism into 5 Model Components, with a focus on outcome measurement and streamlined documentation.


Vision for Magnet

ANCC Magnet-recognized organizations will serve as the fount of knowledge and expertise for the delivery of nursing care globally. Grounded in core Magnet principles, they will be flexible and constantly striving for discovery and innovation. They will lead the reformation of health care, the discipline of nursing, and care of the patient, family, and community.


Overarching the new Magnet Model Components is an acknowledgment of Global Issues in Nursing and Health Care. While not technically a Model Component, this category includes the various factors and challenges facing nursing and health care today.

Model Components

Transformational Leadership

Structural Empowerment

Exemplary Professional Practice

New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements

Empirical Outcomes

Transformational Leadership

Exemplary Professional Practice

New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements

Structural Empowerment

All information provided from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. All Rights Reserved.

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The Mount Sinai Hospital Magnet Newsletter

"Our Nursing Magnet Newsletter is an example of structural empowerment and transformational leadership.
Through our newsletter we share knowledge and articulate our hospital’s  vision and philosophy.
It shows our commitment to continual learning, innovation, and engagement of nurses.
Mount Sinai transformational nursing leadership is highlighted throughout our Magnet Newsletter.
Be in the know and get Magnetized."

- Carla Alves, Editor in Chief

Mount Sinai Hospital Magnet Newsletter 2015 / 2016 Editions:


Winter 2015

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Winter 2016

Spring 2016

Previous Editions:

(Winter 2012)    /    (Spring 2012)    /    (Summer 2012)    /     (Fall 2012)    /    (Winter 2013)    /    (Hurricane Sandy Edition)    /    (Spring 2013)

(Fall 2013)    /    (Winter 2013)    /    (Spring 2014)   /  (Summer 2014)    /   (Fall 2014)


Ms. Carla Alves, RN, MS

Ms. Carla Alves, MSN, RN is a Palliative Care nurse on KP6.


Prior to taking care of terminally ill patients, she worked on 8 West Neuroscience. In addition to her nursing degree, she has a Masters of Science in Journalism and is currently working on her Masters of Science in Nursing Education.
Her goal is to write educational articles for nursing journals.


She believes that by writing nursing articles, she can be a strong advocate for patient-centered quality care, and help highlight the importance of work in today’s health care system.