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flyersfan88 specializes in Trauma, Orthopedics.

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I work in a magnet hospital. We have a high employee retention rate, great ratios, unheard of tuition reimbursement, and some pretty darn happy employees from what I've seen. My experience so far is that nurses are valued and respected. Maybe it's not the designation, but rather the backbone of the hospital itself and how seriously the head ups actually take patient care. I love my employer....many people come here and stay here for life.

FWIW, we are non union. I've noticed ratios/satisfaction are better here than at other union hospitals in the area.

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flyersfan88 specializes in Trauma, Orthopedics.

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Yes but I wonder why nurses would feel it necessary to do things for free when I have yet to ever hear any administration ask a physician to do something without being compensated in the interest of "personal enrichment". If these tasks are so beneficial why aren't they worth compensation? Again just my opinion but I find it insulting and think that if we collectively insist on safe working conditions and fair compensation for everything we do it benefits our profession and our patients.

We get paid for our committee work via "indirect care time". Can't imagine being asked to come in for committee meetings and other nonsense and not clocking in.

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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We get paid for our committee work via "indirect care time". Can't imagine being asked to come in for committee meetings and other nonsense and not clocking in.

At the magnet hospital where I work now they do and some of them enjoy it but some are resentful of the pressure to participate. In fact I can't remember any of the bulletin boards the poor nurses are doing for free ever being turned into a new policy. Perhaps I'm cynical but I think it is a way to throw a crumb and act like someone is interested in their input. One of the posts here acted like it was a big honor to be able to spend time with upper tier nursing executives. :sarcastic:

Thankfully I only worked for a couple of years of Magnet stuff before I joined medical staff and thats where I plan to stay.

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calivianya is a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I just have personal experience to share, but I have worked at one Magnet hospital and two non-Magnet hospitals... and I will never work in a Magnet hospital again after this. I don't know if it's because this hospital is Magnet or something else, but it's awful. I am very skeptical of Magnet facilities now.

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uvapoolnurse has 22 years experience.

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Our hospital does these "Employee Engagement Surveys" to gauge employee satisfaction. Problem is, they are specific questions with "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree" as the only possible choices to answer them. And none of them relate to any of the things the nurses in our facility are disgruntled or dissatisfied with. You can do a study on anything and get the answers you are looking for by using only the kind of questions that will give you the best results.

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BeentheredonethatRN has 20 PLUS years experience.

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Just pay for Magnet and it's all yours

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