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ANCC Pathway to Excellence®

The Pathway to Excellence® Program recognizes health care and long term care organizations for positive practice environments where nurses excel. To qualify, organizations meet 12 practice standards essential to an ideal nursing practice environment. Nurses trust that Pathway-designated institutions respect their contributions, support professional development and nurture optimal work settings.

Notice: Applicant organizations submitting Pathway Standards document after December 1, 2016, must write to the 2016 ANCC Pathway to Excellence Application Manual. Organizations designated under the 2016 ANCC Pathway to Excellence Application Manual will attain a four-year designation. Learn more about the distinctions between 2012 Application Manual and the 2016 Application Manual.

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