“Magnet Hospital vs. Non Magnet Hospital”: Major Differences and Similarities

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"Magnet Hospital vs. Non Magnet Hospital": Major Differences and Similarities
Magnet status is a privilege that is bestowed on medical facilities that apply and have net the standards of such a reward. The American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) gives the award of Magnet status (“What Is Magnet Status”, 2008).
A Magnet hospital is a symbol of excellence in patient outcomes, job satisfaction and where nurse turnover is low. Magnet status also is a award bestowed on hospitals where “nursing involvement is extraordinary in data collection and decision-making in patient care delivery” (“What Is Magnet Status”, 2008). A Magnet hospital in theory demonstrates the commitment of nurses to their profession (“What Is Magnet Status”, 2008)....
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, H. (2006). Structural empowerment, magnet hospital characteristics and patient safety culture. Journal of Nursing: Care Quality, 21(2), 124-132. Retrieved November 27, 2009, from http://hrsa.gjhost.com/documents/magnet_empowerment_safety_culture.pdf
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What is Magnet status and how's that whole thing going? (2008).
Center for Nursing Advocacy. Retrieved November 27, 2009, from http://www.nursingadvocacy.org/faq/magnet.html