The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) appointed Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, system director of the Magnet program at Orlando Health, as a member of its 2020 leadership board. The organization boasts a membership of 9,800 nurse leaders from around the country and acts as a voice for nursing leadership in healthcare.
Parchment serves as system director of the Magnet program at Orlando Health, a designation given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center that recognizes organizations demonstrating nursing excellence and exemplary patient care. In addition to attracting highly qualified team members, Magnet hospitals offer nurses an environment focused on innovation and professional development. To date, only eight percent of all hospitals in the country hold this designation.
In addition to providing nurses nationwide with educational opportunities to further professional development, AONL advocates for conditions to improve the quality of patient care and provides nurses throughout the country with educational opportunities to encourage career advancement. Parchment, along with the rest of the six-member board, will serve a two-year term starting next year.