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Magnet Certification
Magnet certification is an award issued by American Nurses Credentialing
centre (ANCC), an affiliate body of The American Nurses Association
(McLaughlin & Bulla, 2010). The certification is a form of recognition
to extemporal contributions, by medical practitioners and facilities, in
promoting and ensuring good health of the population. The certification
is awarded after successful completion of pre-set criteria to determine
the strength and quality of services offered in hospitals. A magnet
certified hospital is one that has been acknowledged for delivering
excellent patients results owing to the dedicated personnel.
Additionally, the hospital has low staff (nurses) turnover, owing to the
high level employee satisfaction (American Nurses Credentialing Center,
2014). Conversely, a magnet certified nurse is one who has made profound
contribution in research based nursing methodologies, using various
research undertakings. This paper aims to exemplify the rationale for
magnet certification, explain the importance of using research proposals
to identify and issue magnet certificate, as well as, outline probable
functions of M.S.N in magnet certification.
Being a distinct mark of quality service provision, magnet
certification acts as a scale upon which families and patients measure
hospital’s ability and dedications to promote public health. The
rewarding body conducts research on clients’ response pertaining
services offered in a particular hospital to identify hospitals to award
the Magnet recognition status (McLaughlin & Bulla, 2010). Additionally
the rewarding body identifies employees’ satisfaction by checking
employee turnover. Hospitals with positive client response and low staff
turnover receive the magnet recognition status. The magnet certified
institutions attract more clientele, thereby its name “magnet”. In a
magnet certified hospital, nurses enjoy high levels of job satisfaction
hence offer extemporal services, gain more experience and use research
based approach in their nursing practice, which makes them indispensable
in the nursing profession (UCDAVIS Medical Center, 2013).
In issuing magnet certification status to a nurse, ANCC checks the
nurse involvement in collecting research based data, as well as,
decision making abilities in the process of patient care. Using research
based data collection to certify magnet awards is imperative since
recognizes nurses’ contribution to research based nursing care. This
shows nurses’ passion in their profession, and increases research
based information in the nursing profession, that is important for
future nursing care. This makes this the best rationale for identifying
and rewarding dedicated nurses, since it rewards the dedicated nurses,
thereby helping in progression of research based nursing, a breakthrough
for future nursing practices (American Nurses Credentialing Center,
All associations of nursing specialists should strive to make the magnet
certification a success in America. This is because the certification
is aimed at promoting nurses’ and patient’s satisfaction as well as,
improving clinical outcomes through collection of research data on
nursing. This is in line with the basic focus of CNSs, which calls for
nurses’ undivided attention in the care giving process and collection
of evidence based data aimed at improving the care giving systems
(McLaughlin & Bulla, 2010). Therefore, MSNs should be on the first lane
in promoting magnet certification, edifying their counterparts on the
benefits of magnet certification. This will go a long way in ensuring
wider acceptance and adoption of the magnet certification process.
As aforementioned, Magnet certification process seeks to identify firms
and individuals with extemporal contributions to the nursing profession.
Hospitals which receive positive comments from the clients and have high
job satisfaction which leads to employees’ retention are recognized
with magnetic status, hence attract wider clientele. Nurses who
contribute to evidence based nursing by providing research based data
also receive the magnet certification, owing to contribution to research
based nursing.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (2014). Magnet Recognition
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McLaughlin, M. K., & Bulla, S. (2010). Real stories of nursing research
: the quest for Magnet recognition. Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett
UCDAVIS Medical Center (2013). What is Magnet Designation? Accessed on 3
February 2014 from,
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