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Becoming involved with Magnet....a way to help new grads land a job

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by raindrop raindrop (Member)

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A dear friend has been a RN for a year, but like all new grads, she hasn't had a single job offer. She sent me an email today asking how she can use Magnet as a tool to help her get a job. In other words, she wants to get involved with Magnet and add it to her resume. And if she is interviewed, she will highlight how she will be involved on Magnet comittees or the Magnet journey, etc. Excellent idea for new grads. I did a google search to see if there were any classes that anyone could take for credits.certification, but nadda. Any ideas?

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OCNRN63 is a RN and specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

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I don't think there are any classes or certifications you take to be part of Magnet committees. No one I know who is involved in Magnet took classes to participate.

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danh3190 has 4 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg, Cardiac.

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Not sure how you'd be involved in the Magnet program unless you're already an employee. I know there were various committees etc when our hospital was going the magnet route, but those people already worked at the hospital.

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kayern has 21 years experience and specializes in Medical Surgical & Nursing Manaagement.

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To become in Magnet you need to work for a Magnet facility or one that is on their journey to become Magnet. Go to the ANCC website and read exactly what a Magnet facility is, does, etc. It means excellence in nursing care with positive patient outcomes. You need to be employed.

Keep researching and current so when you are interviewing you can discuss Magnet +/or ask questions r/t the facility you are interviewing at. Good Luck.

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I work at a magnet hospital and it is absolutely wonderful. Your friend might want to adjust her resume career objective to include something which targets hospitals that are on the magnet journey or who already have achieved magnet status. From my short experience, Magnet Hospitals are attracted to people who are interested in serving on various committees, pursuing higher education, and willing to give back to the community. Have your friend highlight any health care volunteer experience, community service and post-nursing school courses that she has participated. In addition, if she served on any committees in school she should highlight those as well. Highlighting all those qualities will be attractive to hospitals aiming for magnet status. I love my magnet hospital, the atmosphere is very friendly, pro-nursing, and pro- education. People treat each other with respect and it is very much a collaborative environment and philosophy.

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How do I become a magnet? Would be pretty cool to have RN, BSN, Magnet after my name.

Too funny.

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Magnet is a means to fill the vast emotional void of those poor souls who were never boy/girl scouts when they were in gradeschool, never in a club in highschool, or a sorority/fraternity in college. You get to use markers and make posters and have little meetings. Everybody gets to be part of the fun and feel like a real grown up :uhoh3:

I'll pass, been there, done that.

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OCNRN63 is a RN and specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

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Magnet is a means to fill the vast emotional void of those poor souls who were never boy/girl scouts when they were in gradeschool, never in a club in highschool, or a sorority/fraternity in college. You get to use markers and make posters and have little meetings. Everybody gets to be part of the fun and feel like a real grown up :uhoh3:

I'll pass, been there, done that.

And you thought arts and crafts ended in elementary school?

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