In the news: Nurse working conditions

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, August 13, 2010

A new study by the University of Maryland School of Nursing has found that, while widely acknowledged for improving patient outcomes and safety, ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) program designation does not necessarily lead to better working conditions for nurses.

"While the work and role of nursing may be improved because it is an MRP hospital, we found that consideration of nurses' work schedules is not really incorporated into the [MRP] hospitals,” says study co-author Alison Trinkoff, ScD, RN, FAAN. “But it is something that would fit in quite nicely to create an optimal condition for nursing.”

The study is published in the July/August Journal of Nursing Administration.

Source: UMB News

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