I am not a manager, but, judging from the antics I have seen with my hospital (they are trying to obtain Magnet now), I would say it is not worth the hassle. I have seen them fudge policies, making silly poster boards, magnet marathons and many things that are simply not true. We are a city hospital that will not offer raises in pay or improved conditions. We have nurses who actually break HIPPA regularly, have fist fights and terrorize each other. However, because we have unions, it is harder to get rid of bad apples. If you want to check out some of my stories, go to the General Nursing Discussion Board, and you will see some of my rants. It reminds me of a circus. Magnet was supposed to arrive yesterday, but, one of the surveyors took ill, so, they ALL flew back home. All of the money, food, live floral arrangements and mandatory overtime was wasted. We are not sure when they will return, but it will be back to the insanity again within a few short weeks.