Recognition for Excellent Professional Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes
Strong evidence supports that professional nursing practice environments can positively impact RN satisfaction, staff turnover and retention, patient/resident outcomes, and patient/resident/family satisfaction. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has two programs to recognize organizations that support professional nursing practice: Magnet Recognition Program™ and the Pathway to Excellence Program™. The program that is most appropriate for nursing homes is Pathway to Excellence.™ For organizations to obtain Pathway to Excellence™ designation, 12 standards need to be met. Click through the slideshow below to learn about these 12 standards.
At least five of these standards are consistent with the five guidelines provided earlier. More information about the Pathway to Excellence™ program can be found at http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Pathway.aspx.
Faculty may want to consider how they could collaborate with a nursing home to achieve Pathway to Excellence™ designation. Such collaboration would have some provocative learning experiences for students.
Question for reflection...
How would you collaborate with a nursing home to assist them in using evidence-based practices?