• 2017 Pathway Award® winner: UHCC employs Pathway to Excellence® standards and technology to facilitate safe, face-to-face hand-offs 

      Bates, Melissa; McPherson, Steven; McCurley, Jane (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2018-06)
      The American Nurses Credentialing Center partners with sponsor Cerner to annually confer the $25,000 Pathway Award® to a Pathway to Excellence®-designated organization that demonstrates innovation and technology to enhance ...
    • 2018 Pathway Award® winner: Pentec Health uses Pathway to Excellence® standards and technology to reduce pain and anxiety during targeted drug delivery 

      Harris, Patience; Li, Leann; McHenry, Karen; Dans, Maricon (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2019-12)
      When nurses are empowered to practice at their highest level, they can contribute to improving patient care and advancing evidence-based nursing practice. That's why in 2011, the American Nurses Credentialing Center launched ...
    • 2019 Pathway Award® winner: Pathway to Excellence® standards promote virtual reality innovation at the Charles George VA Medical Center 

      Rawlins, Caitlin; Dans, Maricon (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2020-10)
      The American Nurses Credentialing Center launched the Pathway Award® sponsored by Cerner in 2011, which supports the efforts of Pathway-designated organizations to develop initiatives that promote the use of innovation ...
    • 2020 ANCC Pathway Award® winner 

      Ball, Sarah; Diggins, Kristine; Martindale, Nairobi; Patterson, Angela; Pohnert, Anne M.; Thomas, Jacinta; Todd, Tammy; Bates, Melissa (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2021-08)
      Each year since 2011, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has partnered with Cerner to bestow the ANCC Pathway Award® on a Pathway to Excellence®-designated organization to elevate the practice ...
    • 2020 Pathway Nurse of the Year Award™ winners 

      McCright, Maggie; Dans, Maricon (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2021-02)
      When nurses are recognized for the vital role they play and their contributions to a positive work environment, it helps organizations create and sustain a culture of excellence. Meaningful recognition, a critical component ...
    • 2020 Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care®: Self-assessment of organizational culture 

      American Nurses Credentialing Center, Staff (American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2020)
      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. Information collected is intended for the ...
    • Adding the patient's perspective to hand cleaning compliance 

      Arnold, Barbara; James, Cynthia
      The aim of this project is to improve hand cleaning compliance rates of HCPs by adding the patient's perspective to the multi-modal hand cleaning practices. Patients’ views and opinions are usually not included in ...
    • Addressing manager retention with the Pathway to Excellence® framework 

      McCright, Maggie; Pabico, Christine; Roux, Nikki (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2018-08)
      Nurse managers play a significant role in creating and sustaining a positive practice environment. Yet they're met with numerous challenges, such as engaging and retaining clinical nurses, improving patient care outcomes, ...
    • Addressing workplace violence with the Pathway to Excellence® framework 

      McCright, Maggie; Blair, Mendy; Applegate, Beverly; Griggs, Phyllis; Backus, Marcie; Pabico, Christine (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2019-08)
      Workplace violence, incivility, and bullying play a significant role in nurse job satisfaction and intent to leave. This emerging trend is alarming and requires attention for several reasons. According to the 2019 ...
    • CAUTI path to zero: A triple-pronged approach to minding our pees and cues 

      Huckaby, Stephanie
      Successful reduction of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) is a transdisciplinary effort requiring consistent attention. The goal of this project was to use evidence to implement strategies to reduce ...
    • Creating a culture of lifelong learning: A strategy for organizational success 

      Pabico, Christine; Perkins, Charles K.; Graebe, Jennifer; Cosme, Sheri; Bates, Melissa (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2019-02)
      A competent workforce supported by continuing professional development (CPD) is the foundation of successful healthcare organizations. Those who invest in CPD recognize the impact it has on optimizing performance and ...
    • The effects of positive practice environments: Leadership must-knows 

      Dans, Maricon; Lundmark, Vicki (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2019-10)
      Retention is now a critical issue...as we risk losing nurses faster than we can train them.” This startling statement was made by Howard Catton, CEO of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), at the ICN International ...
    • A framework for culture transformation in international healthcare organizations 

      Harris, Patience; Pena, Mario Rosario "Cherry" G.; Pabico, Christine; Dans, Maricon (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2018-10)
      Numerous changes impacting healthcare settings globally have heightened the focus on improving quality of care and patient safety. Global health leaders increasingly recognize that creating an organizational culture and a ...
    • Innovative residency strategies for transitioning to practice new graduate nurses 

      Patterson, Barbara
      The purpose of this study is to stimulate change in how new registered nurses are trained and transitioned from their academic preparation to the workforce. Through specific individualized learning modalities which support ...
    • Introducing the 2020 Pathway to Excellence® manual: Building positive practice environments around the globe 

      Bates, Melissa; Hargreaves, Jennifer; McCright, Maggie; Pabico, Christine; Hume, Leigh (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2020-04)
      The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence® Program recognizes organizations that create positive practice environments for nursing. To achieve Pathway designation, organizations must ...
    • Investing in leadership 

      Lunkdmark, Vicki; Hargreaves, Jennifer (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2019-04)
      With the aging of the nursing workforce, more than 500,000 seasoned RNs are expected to retire by 2022, raising concerns about a pending shortage of nurse leaders. At the same time, there are indications that currently ...
    • An investment in staff well-being 

      Hume, Leigh (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2018-12)
      "You can't give what you don't have." The implications of such a simple statement from Dr. Maureen Bisognano, keynote speaker at the 2016 Gothenburg International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, are far reaching ...
    • Meaningful recognition: An imperative for nurse manager well-being 

      Barnes, Bonnie; Barnes, Mark; Pabico, Christine (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2021-10)
      The DAISY® Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created in 1999 out of grief for the loss of Patrick Barnes to recognize nurses for their compassionate care. The program now honors exceptional nurses from around the ...
    • Medication safety: Bolus from the bag 

      Giovannini, Patricia; Melrose, Diane
      This poster presents a process improvement project that was implemented leveraging current IV pump technology to standardize safe medication administration through calculation support of boluses given from the infusing ...
    • Nursing Management partners with ANCC's Pathway to Excellence® Program 

      Doucette, Jeffrey; Pabico, Christine (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2018-04)
      We're very pleased to announce an exciting new partnership between Nursing Management and the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence® Program. Nursing Management has ...

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