The important goals of MagnetA hospitals are to create supportive professional nursing care environments. A recently published paper found little difference in work environments between Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals. The aim of this study was to determine whether work environments, staffing, and nurse outcomes differ between Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals. A secondary analysis of data froma 4-state survey of 26,276 nurses in 567 acute care hospitals to evaluate differences in work environments and nurse outcomes in Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals was conducted. Magnet hospitals had significantly better work environments (t = j5.29,P G .001) and more highly educated nurses (t = j2.27,P G .001). Magnet hospital nurses were 18% less likely to be dissatisfied with their job (P G .05) and 13% less likely to report high burnout (P G .05).Magnet hospitals have significantly better work environments than non-Magnet hospitals. The better work environments of Magnet hospitals are associated with lower levels of nurse job dissatisfaction and burnout.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Nursing Administration|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 10|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Leadership and Management