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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.

Official Leadership Journal of the Pathway to Excellence® Program

Nurses suffering in silence

Addressing the stigma of mental health in nursing and healthcare

Rushton, Cynda Hylton PhD, RN, FAAN; Boston-Leary, Katie PhD, MHA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Prior to the pandemic, there were alarmingly high numbers of healthcare professionals suffering from burnout, with some studies indicating numbers as high as 45 to 55%.1 Burnout remains an enigma that's difficult to define adequately and accurately. It has been described as a “basic tenet of fatigue” and “the intolerance of any effort,” or as a combination of the inability and the unwillingness to expend the necessary effort at work for proper task completion, leading to lack of energy, reduced commitment, or disengagement.2
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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."