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Please help me: I need some information on Magnet status facilities that use nursing theories.

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Briefly, it is difficult to locate nursing theory information on-line without paying for articles or membership fees, but I located some information to consider. It should get you started. The facilities do not often mention the exact nursing theory that drives practice, and most seem to have models with aspects of various theories. Magnet status criteria is not linked to one theory, but as long as practice is evidence-based. I provided some information about Magnet criteria and principles (mentioned below), and then look at several examples of Magnet facilities and theories and models mentioned in the literature I located on the facility. This can inform your own research as well.

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1. I have to present a PowerPoint presentation on magnet status facilities that use nursing theories.

Only about 3% of America's hospital has achieved Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence not only influences managed care contracts, but also the hospital's reputation; thereby attracting more patients and top quality personnel -from nurses to administrators (http://www.kootenaihealth.org/assets/pdf/magnetstatus.pdf ).

"Magnet" is a credentialing program of the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center), an ANA subsidiary (Cox, 2005, http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3940/is_200508/ai_n15325215/print?tag=artBody;col1, which is also attached for convenience).

Magnet status is an award given by ANCC to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing (The Centre For Nursing Advocacy). http://www.nursingadvocacy.org/faq/magnet.html
ANA describes it as a recognition program for organizations that provide the "very best in nursing care" and that "uphold the tradition of professional nursing practice." (ANA, 2004, as cited in Cox, 2005, http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3940/is_200508/ai_n15325215/print?tag=artBody;col1, which is also attached for convenience).

? Few hospitals seek the magnet designation. Only 138 hospitals nationwide and two in Massachusetts besides Jordan - Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Winchester Hospital - hold magnet status.

? The credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association began the program in 1990 and markets it to hospitals.

? In a process similar to accreditation, a hospital reports its performance on meeting 14 nursing-related standards (mentioned above), and evaluators from the association (Quincy, January 26, 2005, http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-9422394.htm , available on HighBeam, but you need a membership).

Evidence-practice involves using nursing theory and research to guide professional nursing behavior, which is one criteria of Magnet status recognition. The 14 principles are:

Forces of Magnetism
Force 1: Quality of Nursing Leadership
Force 2: Organizational Structure
Force 3: Management Style
Force 4: Personnel Policies and Programs
Force 5: Professional Models of Care
Force 6: Quality of Care
Force 7: Quality Improvement
Force 8: Consultation and Resources
Force 9: Autonomy
Force 10: Community and Healthcare Organizations
Force 11: Nurses as Teachers
Force 12: Image of Nursing
Force 13: Interdisciplinary Relationships
Force 14: Professional Development http://www.nursing.ihs.gov/magnet/index.asp
http://www.nurses.info/nursing_theory_journals.htm

Let's look at four example of Magnet status Hospitals are models and theories they use.

EXAMPLE 1: St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) , California (http://www.launionaflcio.org/fullstory/2008-09-15/Nurses-St-Francis-Reach-Contract-Agreement/)

? Attaining Magnet status not only proves that a facility cares about quality ...
? Dr. Jean Watson's caring model is integrated throughout the hospital. ...
? SFMC nurses use a modified primary care model, which meets patient needs and the ...
(www.nursingmanagement.com/pt/re/nursemgmt/fulltext.00006247-200607000-00009.htm -)

? Jean Watson: Theory of Human Caring (see http://www.healthasexpandingconsciousness.org/home/).

EXAMPLE 2: Jordan Hospital General Hospital (Boston)

Jordan Hospital in Plymouth has been designated a "magnet" hospital by the American Nurses Association.

? Hospital officials hope the nursing-quality award will attract and retain nurses and improve care.
? The model of care is the team approach - A group of individuals work together performing various tasks (ex. RN, LN, UAP)
? On the Nursing Management website there is an article by Taylor (2005) of the nursing theory used by Jordon hospital and other hospitals to meet the Magnet Status (one downfall is it is for a subscription at http://www.nursingmanagement.com/pt/re/nursemgmt/abstract.00006247-200509000-00012.htm;jsessionid=J6FKqvGcwnlH2lpdKLKLzs72KvkwhkcPLprgyTqbwcZ2xvVBs1NF!-1854079795!181195628!8091!-1).
Also available for pay at http://www.nursingcenter.com/Library/JournalArticle.asp?Article_ID=601814.

? Few hospitals seek the magnet designation. Only 138 hospitals nationwide and two in Massachusetts besides Jordan - Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Winchester Hospital - hold magnet status.

? The credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association began the program in 1990 and markets it to hospitals.

? In a process similar to accreditation, a hospital reports its performance on meeting 14 nursing-related standards (mentioned above), and evaluators from the association (Quincy, January 26, 2005, http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-9422394.htm )

Example 3: St. Joseph's Hospital

Modified model and team approach.

Collaboration in Action: Shared decision-making and collaboration among all members of the healthcare team happens on a routine basis at St. Joseph's. Often this is one of the most difficult standards to initiate and maintain in healthcare organizations even though JCAHO and other regulatory agencies now require evidence that hospitals are working on this.
At St. Joseph's, high-functioning, interdisciplinary treatment planning teams meet weekly on all nursing units, according to the Magnet scribe. This experience helps ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides information on Magnet status facilities that use nursing theories, including examples of several facilitates with Magnet Status and the criteria to achieve Magnet Status.

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