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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(1), 65-72
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-1-9
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Nurses Perceptions toward Nursing Excellence Program in a Tertiary Hospital

Mosab Salahat1, Mo’men Sisan1, , Ali Al-Kfeiri1 and Raba’a Aljaradeen1

1King Abdullah Medical City Mecca, Zarqa University, Jordan

Pub. Date: December 28, 2018

Cite this paper:
Mosab Salahat, Mo’men Sisan, Ali Al-Kfeiri and Raba’a Aljaradeen. Nurses Perceptions toward Nursing Excellence Program in a Tertiary Hospital. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(1):65-72. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-1-9

Abstract

Background: The Magnet Recognition Program® is considered one of the best programs around the globe that recognizes healthcare organizations for nursing excellence in providing high-quality nursing care. Purpose: the purpose of the current study was to identify nurses’ attitudes and perceptions regarding the Magnet program components as a preliminary step in the Magnet process at King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC). Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional design employing a survey approach was utilized. A sample of 438 registered nurses employed at KAMC completed the Demographic Data Questionnaire and the Nurses’ Perceptions Regarding the Magnet Program Questionnaire that was developed for the purpose of this study. Descriptive statistics were employed to identify the percentage of participants' agreement regarding various domains related to the Magnet Recognition Program®. Results: Most respondents were females (61.2%), aged 20-30 years (82.4%), and have a Bachelor Degree in nursing. Overall, the respondents have demonstrated positive perceptions and high levels of agreement regarding the various domains of the Magnet program. Only few items had a percentage of agreement less than 80%. Conclusion: Most nurses working in KAMC support the initiation of the culture of excellence in the areas where they are working. However, nursing administrators in KAMC may want to empower their staff to assure their readiness to starting the Journey to Magnet Excellence®.

Keywords:
Magnet Recognition Program® nurse perception King Abdullah Medical City Saudi Arabia

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