Hi Ebeza, I wish I could recommend some hospitals personally, but I no longer live in NYC unfortunately.
But I have a list of the ANCC Magnet status health organizations.
(Just in case anyone who is reading doesn't know what 'magnet status' is..here is some information taken from: Your Career In Nursing by Annette Vallano, M.S., R.N., C.S.)
"Healthcare organizations granted Magnet Status have characteristics and outcomes that are positive for patients,nurses, and employers
. In these organizations, patient satisfaction is high with shorter lengths of stay: nursing satisafction is high with nurses reporting more control over their nursing practice: employers report lower burnout rates and an enhanced ability to attract and retain nurses."
Capital Health System....Trenton, NJ
Englewood Hospital & Medical Center....Englewood,NJ
Hackensack University Medical Center......Hackensack,NJ
Jersey Shore Medical Center....Neptune,NJ
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center....Paterson, NJ
St. Francis Medical Center.....Trenton,NJ
At the time of the book, no hospitals in NYC were on the list. Maybe one or two would have the status by now...with all those hospitals in the city, I am sure there are a couple at least close to the magnet criteria.
I am also interested in hearing from nurses who actually work in the city to see what they have to say. Hopefully I can move back to NYC after school.
Sorry I dont have anymore info Ebeza, but congratulations on your accomplishments!! I hope to be there one day! And if you want any contact info, just pm or email me..Take Care!