follow a blueprint, which holds a strong nurse practice environment at its core, to demonstrate nursing excellence through empirical outcomes.
The use of the magnet hospital
concept as a strategy to address these deteriorating trends is an option that warrants further exploration.
It was expected that the results of this study would reflect the majority of research findings that have supported the view that nurses in magnet hospital
rate the leadership styles of their managers as supportive.
and contained participants from 34 critical care units in eight magnet hospitals
This creates the opportunity for Magnet hospital
librarians to participate in programs and research demonstrating the use of patient education resources and application of published research to patient care.
The University of Virginia (UVA) Health System, a Magnet hospital
, is recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals and a leader among academic medical centers.
The organization of nursing within magnet hospital
settings has consistently demonstrated three core features that are key to professional nursing practice.
Survey tools to measure workplace empowerment (Conditions of Work Effectiveness Questionnaire-III), consistency of Magnet hospital
characteristics (Practice Environment Scale of Nursing Work Index), and nurse-physician communication (part of the ICU Nurse-Physician Questionnaire), were returned by 449 RNs with a return rate of 53%.
Although this study was prompted by the idea of a Magnet hospital
, it was very different from the original Magnet hospital
research, as it focused on the retention issues as perceived by the nurses and not on the presence of key characteristics such as professional practice, professional development, and administration (Buchan 1999) in the original Magnet hospital
JCAHO explained the Special Quality Awards section provides recognition of specific achievements by individual organizations, such as Magnet Hospital
Recognition by the American Credentialing Center and participation in the Hospital Quality Alliance.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the largest nonprofit hospital in the Western United States, has been recognized for nursing excellence with the 2000 Magnet Hospital
Luke's Episcopal Hospital was the first hospital in Texas named a Magnet hospital
for nursing excellence, and has been honored four times with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence[TM] by HealthGrades, a leading independent company that measures healthcare quality in hospitals.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has recognized Texas Health Southwest for the first time as a Magnet hospital
the most prestigious designation honoring nursing services.
Being a magnet hospital
means to me that we are more effective in identifying opportunities for improvement in providing quality care to our patients," says Lauri McCarthy, RN.
Do magnet hospital
traits, empowerment, and organizational support contribute to Canadian nephrology nurses' job satisfaction, health outcomes, and perceived quality of care?