Physician Resources

Magnet Designation

UT Southwestern has achieved Magnet® designation, the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Magnet® designation means our nurses are nationally recognized for providing excellent, evidence-based patient care, advancing their practice through research and professional development, and are respected by their colleagues for the important role they play on the patient care team.

For our patients, the distinction assures them they are choosing a university hospital system that provides the “gold standard” of nursing excellence. We are among only 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals that have achieved Magnet® designation.

“I am proud of our nursing colleagues, who led this effort, and of the thousands of others across our organization—doctors and staff at every level and in every discipline—whose teamwork and commitment resulted in our being awarded nursing Magnet® designation," said John Warner, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs at UT Southwestern. "This is an exciting milestone for UT Southwestern University Hospitals. It supports our continued work to elevate nursing at UT Southwestern, and it demonstrates to those interested in joining us and, even more importantly, to the patients and families we serve, our commitment to the highest standards of patient-centered care.”

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2016 Nursing Annual Report

In August 2016, UT Southwestern University Hospitals received Nursing Magnet® designation, the “gold standard” in nursing excellence and the highest honor awarded by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Read our annual report.

View annual report (3.4 MB PDF).

UT Southwestern celebrates receiving Magnet status