I don't think it is just a title. I also work on a Magnet Council and we do a tremendous amount of work for our hospital. Over the past 2 years we have built our clinical ladder system, increased the number of certified nurses, will be starting our Mentoring program in a month, implemented a system to create action plans on nursing sensitive indicators that do not exceed national benchmarks, incorporated evidence based practice education and hands on experience into our residency program, enhanced our shared governance structure, hosted nursing job fairs, planned and implemented an annual nursing management retreat, created a nursing bulletin board (similar to this one) where nurses can communicate with other nurses at all levels in the organization, countless educational programs, it has been amazing. We have also really come to realize so many things that our hospital is doing well. For us, the award is just an added plus. The real benefit of Magnet Recognition is all that we do to to provide the best possible patient care. It is a real honor to be working on this council. I hope you are enjoying it!