Magnet Facility

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Magnet FacilityNameInstitutionInstructorCourseDate Magnet FacilityA magnet facility is a distinct facility that has a high excellence in terms of patient care. These facilities are recognized for exceptional patient safety as well as positive patient outcomes. More focus is directed on how services and processes can be improved to achieve healthcare goals (Roussel, Harris, & Thomas, 2016). This is important in attracting healthcare practitioners as well as patients to these facilities. Nurses in these organizations have improved roles as well as an improved working condition that has been indicated to improve their performance. These facilities also play an important role in retaining nurses a move aimed at preventing nursing shortage that has negatively affected the achievement of healthcare goals (Roussel, Harris, & Thomas, 2016). Nurses working in these institutions receive support from the management in diverse aspects. Magnet facilities have different components that contribute to the high standards of excellence. One of these components is effective leadership that positively impacts nurse leaders at different organizational levels (Roussel, Harris, & Thomas, 2016). These leaders also provide advocacy services to other staff members as well as to the patients. These organizations have also a decentralized structure which is important during the decision-making process. This empowers staff members by giving them an opportunity to contribute to the organizations success (Roussel, Harris, & Thomas, 2016). Magnet status which is an award given by the Nurses Credentialing Center to health care facilities that provide excellent patient care. This is based on a set of criteria that has been developed to measure the quality of nursing in different aspects (Kutney-Lee et al., 2015). Magnet status drives health care change in an institution by empowering nurses through recognizing their efforts in providing excellent care. Magnet status will also influence facilities to adopt more effective ways that involve nurses in important areas of patient care (Kutney-Lee et al., 2015). This is because nurses play important roles in the provision of excellent care. Rewarding of nurses after achieving a magnet status can motivate nurses leading to a more effective nursing workforce. For an organization to achieve magnet status, several standards must be achieved which requires that certain changes are implemented in the organization (Kutney-Lee et al., 2015). These standards should also be sustained and improved to assure patients of high quality patient care. This pushes organizations to acquire the most advanced healthcare practices to sustain this status. Decisions made are also performance-based which focus on improving patient outcomes and employee-satisfaction (Kutney-Lee et al., 2015). Some of the positive changes include shortened length of admission for patients as well as improved patient safety as a way of demonstrating nursing excellence. ReferencesKutney-Lee, A., Stimpfel, A. W., Sloane, D. M., Cimiotti, J. P., Quinn, L. W., & Aiken, L. H. (2015). Changes in patient and nurse outcomes associated with magnet hospital recognition. Medical care, 53(6), 550-557.Roussel, L., Harris, J. L., & Thomas, P. L. (2016). Management and leadership for nurse administrators. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.