Any one know anything about "Magnet" certification?

Nurses General Nursing


A small hospital here was recently awarded this, I heard it has something to do with how good of a place it is for nurses, but I never heard of it. I just finished my first semester of RN school and applied for a PRN job there as a nursing assistant. I just wondered what exactly "magnet" entails if a hospital has this.


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Specializes in CICu, ICU, med-surg.


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Specializes in tele, ICU.

if a hospital has magnet status (which it achieves thru a lengthy and costly process), it means that overall, nurses are more satisfied in that workplace, have greater levels of autonomy, and hold more executive positions throughout the organization. nurses have more input into how things are run, how data is gathered and used, and how the facility operates. if a hospital has magnet status, it's more likely to be a more supportive environment to work in.

hope that helped.

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