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SDW news brief: Study finds nurse working conditions equal in designated and nondesignated hospitals

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, August 20, 2010

A study by the University of Maryland's school of nursing has found that working conditions for nurses are about equal at organizations with ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation and those without designation.

According to an article in Healthcare Finance News, the study found that factors related to work schedules, hours, and job demands were not improved in MRP organizations. The study's authors note that designated hospitals are recognized for better patient outcomes and quality and that it might be assumed that nurse working conditions would be better too. In fact, the study found little difference.
 
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Source: Healthcare Finance News

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