[ON-DEMAND CONFERENCE SESSION] The mission of any health care organization centers around providing quality patient care. Quality patient care requires well equipped caregivers. This session will offer insight into factors influencing nurse executives as they seek to build a solid workforce. It will discuss the Future of Nursing Institute of Medicine (now the National Academies of Medicine) Report and the ANCC Magnet Recognition program which recognizes the responsibility nurses have to society to provide care, and have delineated standards of excellence for nursing. The report and recognition have profoundly shaped nursing over the past decade and have laid a foundation for the future. The implications of these standards are relevant to HR and the recruitment and retention of nurses.