The hospital I have worked at for 20 years is attempting to become "Magnet" certified (accredited?). They keep saying that a Magnet hospital is a place where nurses want to work. I'm not so sure. We have been on this "journey" for a couple years. All I've seen it do is make people mad. Now we find out that all new nurses being hired must have a BSN. So all the people who are in nursing school now and will graduate this May with their ASN will not have a job even though they may have worked for the hospital for several years and are attending school on employee reimbursement. Even though Magnet says that nurse managers must have a bachelors in NURSING and most of them don't, they are only hiring BSN staff
nurses. We have "shared governance" which seems more like "committee" governance. The rest of the staff gets no say in any of the policies. Does anyone work in a Magnet designated hospital and are they truly better than any other hospital? I always figured Magnet was what the insurance companies and Medicare wanted in order to reimburse.