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Program Director Spotlight


Teresa Burns RN BSN


Teresa Burns is a Senior Project Manager and Pathway Program Director at the recently Pathway re-designated Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital. Teresa shares the personal impact of designation, using the framework through the pandemic and future plans. Click here to read more on what the Pathway designation means to Teresa and her organization.

Bridging the gaps of healthcare inequity and nurse well-being

Moore, Kevin T. BSN, RN; Sepe, Paulette MSN, RN; Dans, Maricon MSN, RN

The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Pathway to Excellence® (PTE) and Pathway to Excellence in Long-term Care® programs provide a framework to assist healthcare organizations across the continuum in their pursuit of a positive practice environment. The Pathway standards address the recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Health Equity, released in 2021. Drafted during the height of the global pandemic, the report highlights healthcare disparities in communities and the risks to the well-being of healthcare workers, primarily nurses.1 This article aims to describe the alignment between the Pathway standards and the Future of Nursing (FON) report, and to highlight how healthcare organizations can employ the Pathway framework to meet the NAM's recommendations.

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Featured Article

Pathway and Sigma partnership

Leveraging professional branding

Gray, Sarah E. DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN; Dans, Maricon MSN, RN, NE-BC
The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Pathway to Excellence® Program (Pathway) and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) are harnessing their collective impact to grow in value and benefit nursing worldwide. Both organizations recognize the importance of striving for positive practice environments and creating a sustained culture of excellence by supporting individual nurses along their professional journey. One way to support nurses as they seek career growth is through professional branding.

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Maureen Brady

Nursing Management’s Senior Editor 

"Nursing Management provides its readers with strategic professional information and services that nurses need to excel as healthcare leaders, and the six standards of the Pathway to Excellence® framework are critical to nurse leaders’ success. As the official leadership journal of the Pathway to Excellence® program, Nursing Management is honored to deliver the latest Pathway news, initiatives, and information to help inform nurse leaders as they work to create positive practice environments for their teams. If you have valuable information to share with other nurse leaders, we’d love to hear from you. Email Maureen.brady@wolterskluwer.com for more information, or visit www.editorialmanager.com/nmg to submit a manuscript."