Reaping the Benefits of Magnet
We want to pursue Magnet designation because it is a visible symbol of excellence and reflects the heart and soul of our nurses who strive daily for professional excellence.
Pursuing and maintaining Magnet designation serves as a catalyst for quality care and better outcomes. It requires nursing excellence and a lifelong process of improvement in these key areas:
- Shared governance
- Autonomy and accountability
- Collaborative relationships
- Innovation in evidence-based practice
- Professional growth
- Community outreach
- Quality outcomes
- Patient and staff satisfaction
Magnet increases nurses’ control over their nursing practice, enabling them to better use their knowledge and expertise. Magnet designation also enhances the respect and value held for nursing by patients and their families, interdisciplinary team members, hospital administration and the community.
Striving for the patient care standards required to achieve Magnet designation leads to better outcomes and better reimbursements, which improves nursing job stability.
Together, all of these factors provide nurses with increased job satisfaction and a greater sense of pride in knowing that they are providing the best possible patient care.