Nursing magazine names "top 100" hospitals for nurses

A national nursing magazine has announced the results of a survey revealing the "Top 100 hospitals" at which nurses can work.

Nursing Professionals magazine, a new publication directed at student nurses, is publishing "2009 Top 100 Hospitals to Work For" in its inaugural Spring 2009 issue.

The magazine surveyed 25,000 randomly selected hospital nurses nationwide to measure their job satisfaction. The survey asked questions such as how strong is the nursing voice within the hospital, does the hospital offer flexible working arrangements and how well the hospital manages personal training and development.

According to the survey results, the top 5 hospitals for nurses are:

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.

The top 100 list acknowledges hospitals that strive to include nurses at all organizational levels in order to effectively serve patients' best interests.

"Greater awareness of the crucial role of nurses and the expanded opportunities they have today in patient care, research and training will be very helpful in encouraging more people to enter this profession," said Donna Anderson, senior vice president of marketing & business Development for Nursing Professionals.