The first step in pursuing recognition as a Pathway to Excellence® health care organization is conducting a self- assessment and gap analysis of the organizational culture.
Scroll below to learn more about the many benefits Pathway to Excellence offers to organizations, as well as to individual nurses.
Shared Decision-Making allows for direct care nurses to collaborate, share ideas, and have a voice in the decision-making process.
Leadership is fostered through support of shared governance, collaborative decision-making, and accessibility across all staff levels.
Safety prioritizes both patient and nurse safety and fosters a respectful workplace culture.
Quality is central to an organization’s mission, vision, and goals, and a nurse’s input toward improving patient care and outcomes is valued.
Well-Being promotes a positive workplace culture, and provides proactive safeguards to the physical and mental well-being of nurses
Professional Development ensures nurses are competent to provide care, offering mentoring, support, and opportunities for lifelong learning.