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Program Director Spotlight

Jerry Johnson MSN, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC


Jerry Johnson is the Director of Nursing Strategic Initiatives and Pathway Program Director at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, TX.  Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital achieved their re-designation in October 2020. Recently Jerry was awarded the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award- congratulations and well deserved!!  Jerry shares the personal impact of designation, using the framework through the pandemic and future plans. Read More

Official Leadership Journal of the Pathway to Excellence® Program

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Tips for developing a successful conference abstract

Newberry, Lynn W. DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC

In our current dynamic healthcare environment, dissemination of data obtained through nursing research and/or quality improvement (QI) projects is paramount. Information that emerges from research and projects can be disseminated through several avenues, including podium and poster presentations or written publications.
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Featured Article

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nursing

The Pathway to Excellence Framework Alignment

Morrison, Valerie DBA, MSM, BSN; Hauch, Rodney R. DNP; Perez, Edith MSN; Bates, Melissa DNP; Sepe, Paulette MSN; Dans, Maricon MSN

The promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in nursing is a topic of renewed importance, given the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd and identified disparities in health and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite its progress, the nursing profession continues to struggle with recruiting and retaining a workforce that represents the cultural diversity of the patient population. The authors completed a review of the literature on DEI in nursing and found a scarcity of studies, and that a limitation exists due to the strength of the evidence examined. This article aims to provide a review of the literature on DEI in nursing, outcomes and strategies associated with organizational DEI efforts, and knowledge on how the American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence® Designation Program framework supports DEI initiatives. The authors further provided recommendations for nurse leaders and a checklist of proposed questions for assessing commitment, culture, and structural empowerment initiatives toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.

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Nursing Management’s Editorial Director 

“Our partnership with the Pathway to Excellence team has given us a unique opportunity to share their expertise and knowledge with our readers, helping them improve their leadership skills on both a personal and organizational level,” says Cynthia Laufenberg, MA, Editorial Director of Nursing Management. “We’re proud to be the Official Leadership Journal of the Pathway to Excellence Program, and we love to receive manuscript submissions for Nursing Management from ANCC members at Pathway facilities. If you’d like to write for us, please submit a manuscript online here. We look forward to hearing from you!”