I worked in a Magnet Hospital that has had several years running doing great and currently working in a hospital in their magnet journey, and they are doing poorly.
What the latter facility does not understand is "Magnet" is really a label or award to acknowledge an environment of exceptional nursing practice with exceptional nursing "office politics".
The basis of magnet status is nurses working together officially via the nurse governance process, i.e., nurses helping nurses
giving exceptional nursing care as a benefit for patients & their family.
But for retention of exceptional nurses: nurses "supporting" each other is even more crucial!
So if your work environment is inundated with :smiley_abnurse-to-nurse hostility, racism, unaddressed management or colleague bullying, constant nurse turnover, more per diem than core staff, or truly no career latter... forget about achieving Magnet Status it will never get off the ground!!!
Nursing Administrators keep their head in the sand believing what their good o'l girl office politics feeds to them: "cover-up". They hold "open forums" supposedly for nurses and nursing staff to vent not accepting that no one will commit political suicide by venting in front of their managers (or their representatives) who will make them pay for their negative comments.
Nurses with double digit years at the same facility are not motivated towards change (rare exceptions to all rules). They are invested in keeping things status quo which they worked so hard to design while they crawl to retirement and coast to their last day at work. The other nurses just leave. Why not? There's a nursing shortage. You can get job satisfaction at another place probably getting more money too!
The requirements for Magnet status starts with the climate of nursing job satisfaction that already exists. If it's bad, terminations need to start from the top (management) down. Nursing administrators need to start with peer review evaluations from the bottom up. That's right, survey the lowest about their surpervisors effectiveness. CLEAN HOUSE for greater job satisfaction for your nurses before you invite folks to put your facility under a microscope. :levcmmt::levcmmt: