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Our Pathway to Excellence Journey

The Pathway to Excellence designation is a relatively new American Nurses Credentialing Center Program that recognizes nurse friendly healthcare organizations.  Saint Clare's remains on the Magnet Journey, but will first venture down the Pathway to Excellence.  The ANCC recognizes that some healthcare organizations like Saint Clare's Health System choose Pathway to Excellence as a bridge to the ANCC Magnet recognition.

The Vision for Pathway to Excellence - "Pathway to Excellence healthcare organizations will be know for creating work environments where nurses can flourish.  They will be places identified as nursing practice settings where a collaborative atmosphere prevails with a positive impact on nurse job satisfaction and retention.  They will be seen as best places to work because a balanced life-style is encouraged, where nurses feel their contributions are valued as patient care partners in heath care to the community."*   To receive the Pathway to Excellence designation, Saint Clare's must meet the 12 practice standards, many of which Saint Clare's already meets.

  1. Nurses Control the Practice of Nursing,
  2. The Work Environment is Safe and Healthy,
  3. Systems are in Place to Address Patient Care and Practice Concerns,
  4. Orientation Prepares new Nurses,
  5. The Chief Nursing Officer is Qualified and participates in all Levels,
  6. Professional Development is provided and utilized,
  7. Competitive Wages/Salaries are in Place,
  8. Nurses are Recognized for Achievements,
  9. A Balanced Lifestyle is Encouraged,
  10. Collaborative interdisciplinary Relationships are Valued and Supported,
  11. Nurse Managers are Competent and Accountable,
  12. A Quality program and Evidence-Based Practices are utilized.

* Application Manual Pathway to Excellence Program.  (2008).  Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Ready to begin your nursing career at Saint Clare's?


Saint Clare's offers nursing opportunities in a wide variety of health care settings. To see current open positions and apply online, please visit our job search page. Select nursing opportunities through the "Nursing" drop-down on the Job Category menu.

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