Bear with me, this is my first post! I was always told that "real magnet hospitals don't mandate!" Our hospital is in the process of applying for Magnet status and we are being told that we need to eliminate mandation entirely. We only have a 6% RN vacancy rate which I believe is very low. We use very limited traveler agencies, offer very lucrative "voluntary overtime incentives" but still end up mandating to cover last minute call ins or emergencies. What are other hospitals doing to eliminate mandation or do you still have mandation and hide it by calling it something else?