This easy-to-reference 50-page mini manual details the practice standards that applicants must implement in order to qualify for Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care® designation. For each standard, specific elements of performance are described to help candidates submit applications with complete supporting documentation.
The Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care® practice standards address the key components of ideal workplaces where nurses can excel. Because nurse engagement and satisfaction are vital to delivering quality care, Pathway standards provide a framework for enhancing patient outcomes and safety in in the long term care environment.
Pathway to Excellence® Practice Standards
Practice Standard 1: Nurses Control the Practice of Nursing
Practice Standard 2: The Work Environment Is Safe and Healthy
Practice Standard 3: Resident Care and Practice Concerns are Addressed
Practice Standard 4: Orientation Prepares Nurses for the Work Environment
Practice Standard 5: The Director of Nursing Is Qualified and Participates at All Levels of the Organization
Practice Standard 6: Professional Development Is Provided and Used
Practice Standard 7: Equitable Compensation Is Provided
Practice Standard 8: Nurses Are Recognized for Achievements
Practice Standard 9: A Balanced Lifestyle Is Encouraged
Practice Standard 10: Collaborative Relationships Are Valued and Supported
Practice Standard 11: Nurse Managers Are Competent and Accountable
Practice Standard 12: A Quality Program and Evidence-Based Practices Are Used
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