Magnet status/nurses strike

  1. Hello all!

    New RN (1 year) and new member to Does anyone know how a nurses strike would affect a hospital's Magnet status, if at all? I work as an ICU RN at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in NJ and are on the verge of striking on Monday 8/14/06. Would such a strike revoke a hospital's highly regarded Magnet status? Any insight would be appreciated as the clock ticks!
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    staff nurse survey

    your perspectives are important to the american nurses credentialing center's magnet recognition program. in an effort to continually improve the program, we would like to obtain your responses to this questionnaire.
    by clicking the box next to the response that most closely corresponds to your opinion, indicate the degree to which each of the statements below describes the work environment in which you practice. when you have completed the questionnaire, simply click the "submit" button at the bottom of the page and your responses will be returned to us electronically, automatically, and completely anonymously.

    although you are not required to identify the facility in which you work, doing so will provide us with valuable information that can be incorporated into our evaluations of current and prospective magnet facilities. if you do choose to indicate the facility where you work, rest assured that your comments are submitted anonymously and we have no way of identifying individual respondents. if you wish to ask us a question, please click here to send an e-mail message and a staff member will respond.

    from eligibility regs:

    unfair labor practices. in the three-year period preceding submission of the application, the applicant must not have committed an unfair labor practice involving a nurse; as determined in a fully and finally adjudicated proceeding or before the national labor relations board (nlrb) or state or international regulatory agency with jurisdiction over labor relations and/or a reviewing federal, state, or international court;. only the commission on magnet may approve any exception to this criterion.2-
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    yes facilities have lost magnet designation over strikes, especilly if unfair labor practice occured.

    business - med center loses magnet status - ucd hospital official says nurse union's militancy affected on-site review. ... but other experts say the magnet designation has lost much of its meaning. ...
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 9, '06
  5. by   ukstudent
    I thought that magnet status was ALL about nursing satisfaction. As in the hospital attracts nurses like a magnet.

    Nurses on strike = non satisfied nurses, should = no magnet status.

    If it dosen't then magnet status really doesn't mean a thing.
  6. by   fedupnurse
    Englewood in Northen NJ was on strike for at least a month earlier this summer and DID NOT lose their Magnet status. It is NOT an automatic thing. The only hospital I know of that has lost Magnet Status is UC Davis in California.
    Magnet is supposed to mean nursing excellence and one would think that having replacement nurses rather than the Magnet award winning nurses at the bedside would warrant losing Magnet, but apparently the ANA wants the money it receives from designating facilities as Magnet. If only hopsitals would put those hundreds of thousands toward safer nurse to patient ratios.....
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    Magent status would be pulled only upon Fed Gov confirming unfair labor practices. When time for renewal, strike WILL be a factor in how it was handled along with nursing administration actions, STAFF satisfaction and participation in facility management/decision making.