Investigating the Realization of Magnet Hospital Components in Educational Hospitals of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences-Yazd

  • Roohollah Askari
  • Masoomeh Pishehvaran
  • Maryam Arabi
Keywords: Magnet hospital, Nurse, Educational hospital


Background: Today, there are hospitals called “Magnet Hospital” that are renowned for attracting and retaining expert nurses. These hospital have designed a set of work environment standards to support professional nursing practice. The present research aimed to investigate the feasibility of magnet (attractive) hospital components.

Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed in 2019. The sample included 200 nurses working in educational hospitals of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd; the samples were selected by stratified sampling. Data collection was done by using a standard questionnaire whose reliability and validity had been approved. The questionnaire included four dimensions (personnel strategies, management style, professional progression, and autonomy). Data analysis was done by SPSS22 and T-test statistics.

Results: The average scores of personnel strategies, professional progression, management style, and autonomy in the studied hospitals were respectively obtained as 2.94 ± 0.78, 3.29 ± 0.85, 3.01 ± 0.81, and 3.36 ± 0.59. The mean score of feasibility was obtained as 3.1359 (± 0.61491) in control group; these scores were significantly higher than the cutoff point (3) (P-value ˂ 0.05). In general, the studied hospitals were at an optimal level in terms of magnet hospital components.

Conclusion: Regarding the potential capacities of the studied hospitals and their movement towards acquiring the magnet hospital components, promotion of magnet properties such as strong leadership, employee empowerment, respect, cohesion, cooperation, recognition and recruitment of the nursing staff should be paid attention.