Formatting Instructions

Correctly formatting your Beacon application helps our reviewers provide consistent, high-quality assessments and minimizes the likelihood that important information will be overlooked.

Developing a Strong Unit Profile

The Unit Profile describes your unit and organization, providing context for the reviewers’ evaluation of all responses throughout the application.

Responding Effectively to Beacon Criteria

For each question in Leadership Structures and Systems; Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement; Effective Communication, Knowledge Management and Best Practices; and Evidence-Based Practice and Processes you must:

The Patient Outcomes category provides results and measures of the processes documented in the first four categories of the application.

For further clarification on how reviewers assess written responses, refer to the scoring information in the Beacon Handbook.

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