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Program Director Spotlight

Bonnie L. Pietruch, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Bonnie L. Pietruch is the Director Clinical Services at  WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital achieved their first Pathway designation in November 2020.  Bonnie 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

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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    Cynthia Laufenberg
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!”