Journey to Magnet Designation
The Metro Health – University of Michigan Nursing department recently announced the start of its journey to Magnet. Magnet is the highest and most prestigious credential a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. The average healthcare organization requires approximately 4.25 years to achieve this designation, and roughly, only about 8% of healthcare organizations worldwide are Magnet designated.
Benefits of Magnet:
- Lower morbidity and mortality
- Decreased length of stay
- Substantial improvement in nurse-sensitive indicators
- Increased nurse satisfaction and retention
- Increased patient satisfaction
- Considerable reduction in costs
These realities occur as a result of:
- Higher education requirements
- Certification in the field of specialty requirements
- Strong emphasis in research
- Implementation of evidence-based care
- Preventative focus with a large emphasis in the ambulatory setting
- Immense shift from doing things a certain way “Because we’ve always done it this way” to “Research supports this practice and this is why we do it”
Magnet places a large focus on every facet of nursing as well as all levels of nursing. Our journey toward Magnet designation will build upon the strengths of nursing and enhance the great care we provide to our patients every day.
If you have questions or would like to be involved in the Journey to Magnet Designation, please contact:
Crystal Gaylord MHA, MSN, RN
Manager of Nursing Administration & Magnet Program Director
Learn more about Magnet through the American Nursing Credentialing Center.