Quote from chuckswan
I don't want to violate any recruitment rules and so I will not put in a plug for my medical center hospital even though I think it is the best place to work. I would develop selection criteria:
I would only work for a magnet status hospital.
Is the hospital listed in any NATIONAL "best places to work" lists such as Fortune's "100 Best Places to Work For?"
Is the hospital listed as a top 10 in it's specialty in US News?
What do the nurses that work at the hospital say.
Check the nursing section of the hospital's web site.
personally, Magnet status doesn't mean squat. It's a bought title. And, it has more to do w/ blowing smoke than it does w/ making life better for nurses.
I'm glad that hospital wants to spend oodles for some title. But, before they sold me, they'd have to prove they are willing to spend on me what I'm worth.
Magnet status doesn't, in itself, prove that.
Besides, there are plenty of good places to work in and around Houston.