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Journal of Nursing : Hospitals



  • Magnet Recognition: Is the Designation worth the Journey?
    Gina Quinn RN,BSN,CPAN Jennifer Papapavlou RN, BSN, CCRN Heather Miller RN, BSN, CPAN
    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?
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