Nurses work enviroment better at Magnet Hospitals - page 3

Linked report said to show that Magnet status leads to a better work enviroment for nurses ( NB the report appeared in the official journal of the Magnet recognition program ), I feel although this... Read More

  1. by   PMFB-RN
    It's hard to undestand this Magnet thing. When your hospital spends huge sums of money to acieve Magnet certification, and at the exact same time telling the nurses that for yet another year the hospital can not afford raises.
  2. by   nicurn001
    Magnet status is simply a tool administrative people like because it promotes something of value ie. better Education and better management / employee relations ( through " shared governanve" comittees [ our experience of which was as long as we did what management wanted all was well , but as soon as staff started pushing for real improvements the commitees were closed down ]) , is relatively inexpensive and is like wallpaper , in that it covers many imperfections.Also as said earlier it a good thing for an administrator to have on their resume ie I helped my hospital attain magnet status .
  3. by   herring_RN

  4. by   MunoRN
    What the study found was that better patient ratios produce happier Nurses, not that Magnet status has a cause and effect relationship with happier Nurses.

    If the better ratios found at Magnet hospitals which actually due to Magnet status, then I'd give Magnet some credit, but there are no Nurse to Patient ratio incentives in the Magnet requirements.
  5. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from MunoRN
    but there are no Nurse to Patient ratio incentives in the Magnet requirements.
    *** And if there were I predict that the popularity of Magnet would disapear.