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Pathway Program Director Spotlight


Stephanie Gedeon, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Assistant Chief Nursing Officer

Augusta Health

Stephanie is the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Augusta Health in Fishersville, VA. Click here to read more about the personal impact of designation for Will, implementing the Pathway framework and, future plans for sustaining a positive practice environment during their designation.

How multisite ambulatory settings can
achieve Pathway to Excellence
By Carmen Luecke, BSN, RN, NE-BC; Gerianne Fraddosio, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC; Carrie Clute, BSN, RN, CNOR; and
Rodney Hauch, DNP, RN, PCCN
Do you ever wonder how to
empower direct care nurses
(DCN) to move the needle
on culture, safety, and quality while concurrently improving
retention? BayCare’s ambulatory
surgery centers (ASCs) found
the answer in the Pathway to
 Excellence® (PTE) standards in
2019. PTE is a framework that impacts nursing structure by enculturating six evidence-based standards:
shared decision-making, leadership, safety, quality, well-being,
and professional development.1,2
This article will describe why four
multisite, multispecialty surgery
centers chose to pave the way and
become the nation’s first pathway designated ASCs. It will delve into
the standards they used as a roadmap, successes, lessons learned,
and most important, how a sustained positive practice environment was created for DCNs with
tangible quality improvements.

Official Leadership Journal of the Pathway to Excellence® Program

Developing emerging nurse leaders

Brigstock, Tracey MA, BA, DipHealSc, RN; Dunn, Lisa MSc, BSc, RN, PGCHE, FHEA; Price, Heather MSc, BSc, RN, PGCHE; Higgins, Sally BSc, DipHE, RN; Bates, Melissa DNP, RN, CDCES

At a time of continuous advancements in healthcare, nurse leaders play a fundamental role in influencing change and driving improvement, both to enhance patient outcomes and experience and to create and sustain positive practice environments for staff. A nurse leader is defined by the American Nurses Association as “a nurse who represents the interests of the nursing profession.”1 Nurse leaders act as skilled role models who influence healthcare organizations across all levels and areas of practice, including policy development, research, and innovation, together with education and clinical practice at point of care.

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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.