Review of Magnet Hospital Research: Findings and Implications for Professional Nursing Practice

TitleReview of Magnet Hospital Research: Findings and Implications for Professional Nursing Practice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsScott, Joan Gleason, Julie A. Sochalski, and Linda H. Aiken
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Volume29
Pagination9-19
ISBN Number0002-0443
Accession NumberPMID: 9921144
AbstractThe label "magnet hospitals" originally was given to a group of U.S. hospitals that were able to successfully recruit and retain professional nurses during a national nursing shortage in the early 1980s. Studies of magnet hospitals illuminated the leadership characteristics and professional practice attributes of nurses within these organizations. Recent investigations within magnet hospitals document significant relationships between nursing and patient outcomes, including mortality and patient satisfaction. The purpose of this review is to: 1) synthesize the magnet hospital research that describes and evaluates the professional practice of nurses within these institutions and (2) identify areas for future research to advance professional nursing models within current hospital organizations.
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