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Pathway Program Director Spotlight

Sherri Watts, DNP, RN

Sherri Watts, DNP, RN

Pathway Program Director

HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital


Sherri Watts is the Pathway / Magnet Program Director at HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital. Click HERE to read more about the personal impact of designation for Sherri, implementing the Pathway framework and, future plans for sustaining a positive practice environment during their designation.

Official Leadership Journal of the Pathway to Excellence® Program

2023 Pathway Nurse of the Year Award™ winners

McCright, Maggie MSN, RN, NE-BC

Why is meaningful recognition important? This type of recognition isn't just a note of gratitude; it positively impacts nurses' well-being, employee satisfaction, collaboration, performance, and so much more.1 According to Lefton, when we recognize nurses, we articulate the work nurses do, appreciate the impact they have on others, promote the value of nursing, and recognize the extraordinary.1 Several studies continue to validate that organizations can impact well-being and resiliency through meaningful recognition, a vital element of an organization's strategic plan.2 A cross-sectional observational study by Alahiane and colleagues shows the correlation that recognition at work has on health-related quality of life, job satisfaction, and psychological health.2 Furthermore, it's a key element in creating a positive practice environment for nurses to thrive and elevate their sense of joy in their contributions.

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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."

Program CNO Spotlight


Manjinder Kaur, DNP, RN, NEA-BC


Dr. Kaur is the CNO at the recently Pathway designated NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health. Manjinder shares the personal impact of designation, using the framework through and future plans. Click here to read more on what the Pathway designation means to Manjinder and NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health.