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Characteristics of Magnet Organizations

These tables report average characteristics for Magnet Designated organizations as of August 31, 2021, including non-U.S. hospitals. Characteristics for pediatric hospitals are reported in a separate table.

Data are reported for a 1-year period at the hospital level for each location—not at the system level—and are based on the most recent Demographic Data Collection Tool (DDCT) submission. Organizations are required to submit DDCT data at document submission and at the interim reporting period.

DEFINITIONS

Licensed bed size: For inpatient settings, indicate the maximum number of beds a licensure agency, usually a state or other governing body, allows an organization to have in operation at any given time. Licensed beds are referred to as bed capacity. Licensed beds typically exceed staffed beds.

Average daily census: For inpatient settings, indicate the average number of patients cared for on a single day. This is determined by the time of day for data capture set by each organization.

Clinical nurse: This is typically a nurse providing care directly to patients, excluding the nurse manager, nurse leader, and advanced practice nurse. (However, in some settings, the nurse manager does spend a portion of her or his work hours providing direct patient care.) Direct-care activities can be reflected as partial full-time equivalents (FTEs). Roles not covered by other defined role types will be included here.

Turnover rate: Calculated as FTEs Departed divided by the FTEs Actual. Departures include resignations controllable, resignations uncontrollable, and terminations. Excludes contract/agency/travel nurses. Excludes float pools/per-diem that are not distinctly allocated or hired as an employed nurse to a particular unit.

Vacancy rate: Calculated as 1 minus (FTEs Actual divided by the FTEs Budgeted).

National certification: Based on a list of accepted certifications maintained by the Magnet Recognition Program. This excludes advanced practice certification. The list of certifications can be found at https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/magnet/program-tools/accepted-certifications/ 

  Average Magnet® Organization Characteristics
Characteristics Overall 0-100 Beds 101-200 Beds 201-300 Beds 301-400 Beds 401-500 Beds 501-600 Beds 601-700 Beds > or = 700 Beds
Number of organizations 496 29 76 89 72 60 49 36 85
Licensed bed size 437.03 60.03 152.13 247.21 349.89 448.67 539.57 642.64 938.54
Average daily census 292.70 32.94 93.89 153.64 219.01 282.86 336.73 464.89 674.12
Clinical nurse* turnover percent 12.47 11.99 12.93 12.16 12.51 13.95 11.47 12.95 11.81
Clinical nurse vacancy percent 2.72 6.57 4.40 2.37 1.70 2.16 1.95 3.51 1.63
Average length of employment 12.26 8.44 9.76 11.47 11.53 10.77 11.15 13.57 18.42
Percent of RN decision-makers** with graduate degrees 56.54 54.69 56.94 57.50 57.55 58.18 51.89 54.94 57.14
Percent of RN decision-makers certified by a nationally recognized organization 74.61 68.63 79.88 74.63 65.15 72.12 67.50 71.43 87.16
Percent of clinical nurses certified by a nationally recognized organization 38.21 33.68 36.60 39.78 39.01 38.66 36.57 39.78 38.84
Clinical Nurse (other than APN) education
Associate degree, percent 23.92 31.58 28.53 24.58 24.73 25.13 21.08 20.08 18.24
Diploma nursing, percent 3.69 3.38 3.65 3.42 4.50 3.35 4.77 3.49 3.15
Bachelor/university degree, percent 67.54 61.29 63.63 66.90 66.15 66.64 69.31 71.36 73.00
Master/graduate degree, percent 4.85 3.75 4.19 5.15 4.62 4.87 4.84 5.07 5.61
Bachelor/university degree or higher, percent 72.39 65.04 67.82 72.04 70.77 71.52 74.16 76.43 78.61
*Clinical nurses include those providing care directly to patients, excluding the nurse manager, nurse leader, and advanced practice nurse.
**Decision-makers include nurse leaders and nurse managers.
Data: Designated Magnet organizations as of August 31, 2021


Average Pediatric Magnet® Organization Characteristics

Characteristics

 

Overall

Number of organizations 38
Licensed bed size 347.50
Average daily census 222.74
Clinical nurse* turnover percent 10.56
Clinical nurse vacancy percent 0.77
Average length of employment 8.97
Percent of RN decision-makers** with graduate degrees 63.26
Percent of RN decision-makers certified by a nationally recognized organization 68.10
Percent of clinical nurses certified by a nationally recognized organization 48.44
Clinical Nurse (other than APN) education:
Associate degree, percent 13.46
Diploma nursing, percent 2.87
Bachelor/university degree, percent 78.00
Master/graduate degree, percent 5.67
Bachelor/university degree or higher, percent 83.68
*Clinical nurses include those providing care directly to patients, excluding the nurse manager, nurse leader, and advanced practice nurse.
**Decision-makers include nurse leaders and nurse managers.
Data: Designated Magnet organizations as of August 31, 2021

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