Magnet recognition is an award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, achieved by satisfying a set of criteria. Designed to measure the strength and quality of nursing care in a facility. Magnet programs boast that leaders value staff nurses, involve them in shaping research-based nursing practice, and encourage and reward them for advancing in nursing practice. Magnet hospitals are supposed to have open communication between nurses and other members of the health care team. They have appropriate personnel mix to attain the best patient outcomes and staff work environment ("Magnet Recognition Program® Overview," 2017). Leaders affect the environment by making sure units have the correct number of staff to provide safe patient to nurse ratios. Leaders that manage their unit budget effectively provide equipment and supplies that are up to date with current standards for safe care and ease of use (CDC, 2017). Nurses want to work in an environment where they are safe. Nurses want quality
PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE 17 leadership and exemplary management style, organizational structures that support nursing autonomy and career development, with an emphasis on professional practice excellence and quality of patient care. Nursing is about caring for someone in their time of need, it is a noble profession and a privilege.
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