I work at a Magnet hospital. I pretty much think it's B.S. It's an OK place to work as a nurse but nothing special. We just had our Magnet re-certification visit. I worked the night shift before they came. As unit charge I was instructed to over staff the unit for their visit. All all the units in the hospital did the same. We where instructed on what we should say to the Magnet people if they talked to us.
I have worked at other hospitals, both Magnet and non Magnet. I couldn't tell by the way the nurses where treated whether the hospital was Magnet or not. The only way I could tell is by looking at their web site. The one truly outstanding hospital I have worked at, in terms of how nurses are treated and compensated was not a Magnet hospital.
I have noticed that there is a lot of cynical comments from my coworkers about Magnet.
What do you guys think? Are you as nurses treated better at a Magnet hospital?