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Magnet® hospitals are attracted to the BSN but what's in it for nurses?

Hawkins, Janice E. MSN, RN; Shell, Anita BSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000411434.84430.92
Feature: PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

As more hospitals apply for Magnet status, nurses might feel pressure from their employers to earn a BSN—but that's a good thing. This article explores the many benefits to nurses who earn a BSN, changing practice for the better.

Janice E. Hawkins is the chief academic advisor at Old Dominion University's School of Nursing in Norfolk, Va., and Anita Shell is a nurse manager at St. Francis Medical Center, Bon Secours Health System in Midlothian, Va.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.