Season 1 | Episode 33 | September 29, 2021
In this week’s episode, Dr. Trey Dobson hosts Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC, the vice president of the Magnet Recognition® and Pathway to Excellence® Programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet program is an internationally renowned credentialing program that recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. Graystone will share what makes Magnet hospitals different from conventional ones.
Graystone has more than 26 years of acute care nursing practice and leadership experience and has been with ANCC since 2012. During her tenure, she has managed the day-to-day operations of the Magnet Recognition Program and provided content expertise and analysis to applicants, commissioners, appraisers, Magnet organizations, Magnet Program, and ANCC office staff. She has also presented extensively on Magnet and nursing excellence topics and teaches numerous program-guidance courses. Under her direction, the 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference® became the largest attended nursing conference in the U.S.
Graystone is a baccalaureate-prepared nurse and received a master’s in Health Care Administration and master’s in business administration from the University of Maryland, University College. She has a certificate in Health Care Management from Georgetown University and is board certified as a nurse executive. She is currently a PhD student with a concentration in Health Sciences and Health Care Administration.