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"where" are the "magnet hospitals PLEASE?

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As opposed to "maggot" hospitals :imbar ...I am asking if anyone knows if there are any true "magnet" hospitals out there? :coollook:

Thanks!

ERNurse752, RN

Has 8 years experience.

Maybe some of the magnet hospitals are good, but judging by a few of them I know of, they're just maggot hospitals with political connections. :chair: :rolleyes:

HappyNurse2005, RN

Specializes in LDRP.

well, if thats current, my local hospital system is only one of 2 in my state who are magnet designated.

love, rose

BittyBabyGrower, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, educator.

It isn't all that wonderful to work at one...I'm sure we got ours because of political ties and money. Looks good on paper, but in reality it is the same old place I've been at for a long time.

It isn't all that wonderful to work at one...I'm sure we got ours because of political ties and money. Looks good on paper, but in reality it is the same old place I've been at for a long time.

Yeah I agree. In my area there are several ...nothing special but they got their paperwork in order. ;)

Yeah I agree. In my area there are several ...nothing special but they got their paperwork in order. ;)

So...magnet status is really just a bunch of political rhetoric? No extra concerted efforts to recruit, retain, involve staff, educate staff, increased staff for workloads and so forth?

SmilingBluEyes

Has 26 years experience.

HEY! Point me to the hospital that ACTIVELY retains nurses! Most got the "recruitment" part down to a fine science.....but retention? Aw, that is not even on the radar screen for the majority. And it would seem, they more money they spend on a person to recruit him/her....the more carrots they dangle, the proportionally less desireable a place is likely to be to work! Caveat emptor applies here.

Its like reading the advertisements in the paper for a facility..makes 'em sound like the best place in the world til you get in there and experience the real deal. Facilities are also like politicians with alllll their fancy promises, sure they look and sound good...and they have paperwork with the same fancy ideals on it. Trouble is, fancy words is mostly just what it is. ;)

Just read the hospital mission statement...hospitals know how to talk the talk but seldom walk the walk, and once we've been working in nursing awhile, we notice the discrepancy bigtime.

Kingbandit

Specializes in ER/Trauma, research, OR. Has 6 years experience.

So...magnet status is really just a bunch of political rhetoric? No extra concerted efforts to recruit, retain, involve staff, educate staff, increased staff for workloads and so forth?

I work for the Ohiohealth system in Columbus, Ohio. We are going through Magnet designation. The hospital investigated and defined there understanding of the designation as: A hospital which is looked upon by it's community as the place adove all others to go to for care. And a facility where the staff wanted to work.

To that end the "powers that be" implimented: an extensive compensation program, Education programs which include college course work free, retention incentive program, and a new nurse governance board.

The last is the best thing to come from the whole process. The board offers sugestions based on evidence based practice to change any and all policies a nurse wants changed. The commitee meets and discusses their recommendations which are forwarded to the "PTB" who have approved all 15 policies to date according to our manager.

I love working for a company that actually listens to "me"

I work for the Ohiohealth system in Columbus, Ohio. We are going through Magnet designation. The hospital investigated and defined there understanding of the designation as: A hospital which is looked upon by it's community as the place adove all others to go to for care. And a facility where the staff wanted to work.

To that end the "powers that be" implimented: an extensive compensation program, Education programs which include college course work free, retention incentive program, and a new nurse governance board.

The last is the best thing to come from the whole process. The board offers sugestions based on evidence based practice to change any and all policies a nurse wants changed. The commitee meets and discusses their recommendations which are forwarded to the "PTB" who have approved all 15 policies to date according to our manager.

I love working for a company that actually listens to "me"

:rolleyes: Thanks for the info. - it's so "encouraging" to hear that there is "hope" for the positive out there! And I agree...working for someone that actually listens to you and takes affirmative action because of your input must be incredibly rewarding! Congrats to you and may we all get there...one day!

scooterRN52

Specializes in oncology, surgical stepdown, ACLS & OCN. Has 18 years experience.

So...magnet status is really just a bunch of political rhetoric? No extra concerted efforts to recruit, retain, involve staff, educate staff, increased staff for workloads and so forth?

Magnet status is all about, paperwork, and politics! I've worked in a magnet hospital for the past 6 years, we are a specialty hospital and we do have the lowest nurse to patient ratio in the nation. That is one of the reasons they retain their nurses, I work night shift ; surgical/ telemetry I have 3-4 patients. We know everything about our patients, because we have the time.

I have worked in a few large city hospitals, but you have so many patients

that it sometimes becomes unsafe. I plan to stay where I am until I retire.

I should also mention that our nsg dept. encourages education and will work w/ your schedule so you can attend classes. They also have a clinical ladder

for all nsg. staff. There are some things they don't offer that other hospitals

do, but I like it here and most of my co-workers do too.

:) :) scooterRN52

Magnet status is all about, paperwork, and politics! I've worked in a magnet hospital for the past 6 years, we are a specialty hospital and we do have the lowest nurse to patient ratio in the nation. That is one of the reasons they retain their nurses, I work night shift ; surgical/ telemetry I have 3-4 patients. We know everything about our patients, because we have the time.

I have worked in a few large city hospitals, but you have so many patients

that it sometimes becomes unsafe. I plan to stay where I am until I retire.

I should also mention that our nsg dept. encourages education and will work w/ your schedule so you can attend classes. They also have a clinical ladder

for all nsg. staff. There are some things they don't offer that other hospitals

do, but I like it here and most of my co-workers do too.

:) :) scooterRN52

Your ratio's, opportunity for education and advancement would certainly be good incentive to "stay"! Good for YOU! And thanks for letting me know these things actually do exist!

scooterRN52

Specializes in oncology, surgical stepdown, ACLS & OCN. Has 18 years experience.

Your ratio's, opportunity for education and advancement would certainly be good incentive to "stay"! Good for YOU! And thanks for letting me know these things actually do exist!

Your quite welcome, by the way, the specialty is oncology and the hospital exists in Philadelphia.

good luck to you! :balloons:

featherzRN, MSN

Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.

I work for a magnet hospital in California and so far, I love it! :)

pricklypear

Specializes in Telemetry, ICU, Resource Pool, Dialysis. Has 11 years experience.

I thought (don't know why) that one of the requirements for magnet status was a low nurse/patient ratio. That would be enough incentive to stay for most people.

I am glad to hear the ratio is low at some magnet hospitals...I have not seen the same in my parts. Good to know it can be done and it means something somewhere. :)

3:1 ratio on Tele? How nice...I get that ratio down here in ICU with all the vents, drips, bells and whistles of critical care. I think we should all get recruited to Scooter's hospital!! LOL! :)

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