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Program Director Spotlight

Debra Rowell, BSN, RN
Ascension Seton

Debra L. Rowell is the RN Coordinator of Clinical Programs which encompasses being the Pathway Program Coordinator for Ascension Seton (part of Ascension Texas Network) which serves 12 hospitals. In this role, Debra manages the various aspects of coordinating not one but three hospitals that are either re-designating or on their initial Pathway to Excellence Journey. Currently, two hospitals have just submitted in the fall of 2020 working to achieve their 5th re-designation  ... Read More

    Coleen Stern
Nursing Management’s Senior Managing Editor

“Our partnership with Pathway to Excellence allows us to share with our readers the knowledge and tools they need to foster a positive practice environment. My work with the experts at ANCC who author Nursing Management’s bimonthly Pathway to Excellence column is truly inspiring,” says Coleen Stern, MA, Senior Managing Editor of Nursing Management, the official journal of the Pathway program. Coleen  encourages all ANCC members at Pathway facilities to write for Nursing Management by submitting a manuscript online here

Official Leadership Journal of the Pathway to Excellence® Program

Set up for success
How the Pathway to Excellence® framework supports ambulatory care nurses
Harris, Patience BSN, RN; Lewis, C. Preston DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN; Graystone, Rebecca MBA, MS, RN, NE-BC

Healthcare is undergoing dramatic and unprecedented change. In particular, care delivered by nurses in ambulatory care settings, chiefly telehealth, has seen explosive growth in 2020 fueled by COVID-19.1 Now more than ever, ambulatory care nurses are called upon to coordinate and provide care in an array of hospital-based and nonhospital settings. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the existing demand for new nonacute care delivery models and settings, several factors have contributed to ...

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Featured Article

Navigating the peaks to Pathway success

McClarigan, Linda MSHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC; Mader, David BSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC; Reardon, Carrie BSN, RN; Keegan, Lisa BSN, RN; Frenette, Jennie BSN, RN; Finn, Kristin BSN, RNC-OB; Schneider, William RN, CCRN; Makrin, Kristin RN

This article discusses the necessary steps to prepare, submit documents for, and be successful in maintaining PTE designation, as well as outlining the challenges faced by Adirondack Health along the journey.

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