June 1, 2007

Magnet status helps ORs attract and hold on to their nursing staff

By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS

Like budgets and performance appraisals, you can't avoid the word "Magnet" in today's health care world. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) developed the Magnet Recognition Program in 1993 to recognize health care organizations with nursing excellence. Currently, 238 health care organizations in 44 states have Magnet designation.

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