Illinois Hospitals Obtain Magnet Status

Thirty-three Illinois hospitals have received Magnet status, a designation that lets people know that the hospital provides excellent nursing care. In order to qualify for the Magnet Recognition Program, nurse managers and leaders must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Across the country, hospitals are aiming for Magnet status and many schools and institutions are phasing out their 2-year registered nurse programs or at least making sure there can be a seamless transfer between associate and bachelor programs. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that the Institute of Medicine is encouraging higher education trends within nursing. Read more here: Nursing education is on the rise with growing job opportunities