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Magnet Recognition: Is the Designation worth the Journey?

Gina Quinn RN,BSN,CPAN Jennifer Papapavlou RN, BSN, CCRN Heather Miller RN, BSN, CPAN

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Currently, only eight percent of hospitals nationwide hold the title of Magnet Recognition (AHA, Fast Facts on US Hospitals, 2019) and even less receive consecutive designations. Eight percent is a marginally small number, especially when it comes to credentialing hospitals as havens for quality patient outcomes and centers of nursing excellence. The process of becoming a Magnet designated hospital is complex and grueling; requiring submissions of data, site visits, and taxes hospital resources in doing so. What then is this rare designation, and how does it improve both patient outcomes and nursing quality? Ultimately, does the designation provide benefit to those who obtain it? Cont'd

A Husband's Difficult Decision

Jennifer Kinneret Ron, BSN, RN, CPAN

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A husband's difficult decision regarding his critically ill wife and DNR status Cont'd

Cardiomyopathy: A Closer Look at the Disease

Cherrie Deguzman, Heather Miller, & Brianne Gallagher

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Heart disease is a wide term used for a variety of diseases that affect the heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiomyopathy is one of the types of heart disease that affects about 50,000 Americans annually. There are four types of cardiomyopathy: dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, 2007). This article will detail the different types of cardiomyopathy as well as the causes, treatment, sign and symptoms, diagnostic procedures and prevention. It will also cover ways to live with cardiomyopathy and end of life care. Cont'd

Love hate relationship in nursing

Luzyanna

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My experience from a person who hated nursing to emerging as a qualified nurse. Cont'd

Nurses Eat Their Young; An Insight Into Systematic Hazing and its Implications on Patient Care

Shelby Leahy

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I am a nursing student that worked as a CNA for six years. I was inspired to write this from my own experiences that I have encountered while working in the field of nursing. Cont'd

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