The Magnet Recognition Program Is The Highest Level Of Nursing Excellence

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The Magnet Recognition Program symbolizes the highest level of nursing excellence, quality patient care, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Magnet Recognition has become the “gold standard” for nursing excellence, making more hospitals aspiring to achieve this status. A Magnet hospital is said to be one where nurses deliver excellent patient outcomes, there is a low nurse turn over rate, and a high level of job satisfaction in nurses. Healthcare organizations have been able to gain ample opportunity and reflection through the process. Yet, Magnet Recognitions has its own limitations and benefits. The Magnet Recognition Program strengthens the institution in which it represents their opportunities for advancement, team building, and quality improvement. The American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC), a branch of the American Nurses Association (ANA), which evaluates the hospitals, nurses and the quality of patient care, introduced the Magnet Recognition Program. The Magnet Program has evolved from sole focus on hospital nurses to now offering recognition to long – term and other patient care organizations in the Unites States as well as internationally. Since the program was established in the 1980’s, there are now well over three hundred and fifty organizations with Magnet Recognition (Cox, Carroll, & Sexton, 2005). The qualifications for the Magnet Recognition Program are as followed; “1. the delivery of nursing care to patients, 2.the development
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