is Magnet® Recognition?
The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care
organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in
professional nursing practice. Achieving Magnet status is the highest level of
honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is
recognized nationally as the “gold standard” of nursing excellence.
many Magnet-recognized hospitals are in the United States?
According to ANCC, Magnet hospitals enjoy
“higher percentage of satisfied RNs, lower RN turnover and vacancy, improved
clinical outcomes and improved patient satisfaction.” Currently, 437 hospitals
(approximately 7% of all registered hospitals in the United States) have
achieved ANCC Magnet Recognition status.
does Magnet recognition mean to patients?
In today’s world, patients are much more
educated and are seeking objective benchmarks that will aide them in choosing a
health care provider. Magnet designation hospitals provide patients and their
families with a benchmark by which to measure the quality of care they can
expect to receive. The “Magnet” name helps patients identify hospitals where they
can expect to receive a quality nursing care.
does Magnet recognition mean to nurses and the hospital?
Magnet recognition means that a “Magnet
culture” has been created within the organization. This encourages the nurse to
flourish as a professional, focuses on professional autonomy, decision making at
the bedside, involves nursing in determining the nurse work environment,
provides professional education and promotes leadership. Magnet recognition
means that collaborative working relationships are fostered. Teamwork and
positive relationships among different departments and disciplines are
Magnet designation improves the quality of
patient outcomes. Research shows that Magnet hospitals consistently provide the
highest quality of care. The standards that Magnet hospitals must attain through
this program are rigorous and they demand continual improvement. Nurses at
Magnet Hospitals consistently outperform non-Magnet organizations with better
patient outcomes and report higher patient satisfaction rates. Magnet Hospitals
report increased nurse retention and increased rates of job satisfaction. This
can only be accomplished with the support and participation of all of the
departments and employees in the health system that places the patient first
and foremost in the mission of their daily work
in it for nurses?
- A culture that focuses on improving patient
- Professional growth and development by
educational opportunities and support
- A structure that encourages decision making
at the bedside over clinical issues
- High job satisfaction
- An environment that recognizes and rewards
- Low turnover and vacancy rates
- Focus on professional autonomy
- Enhanced Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Professional growth opportunities
- Leadership opportunities
- Opportunity to practice professional nursing
with strong interdisciplinary teamwork that support autonomous practice of
- A culture that supports you to be the best
nurse you can be.