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The 2024 Pathway to Excellence & Pathway to Excellence in Long-Term Care Application Standards was released on October 10, 2023. Organizations applying or re-applying for either designation are required to write to the new elements of performance in the 2024 manual beginning with the February 1, 2025 cycle.

Please note: Public comment period occurred March 31-April 14, 2023 and is now closed.

Manual Clarifications

When going through the Pathway to Excellence® designation process it is important to note that there may have been changes to the version of the Pathway Application Manual you are working from. Changes may be made to the Pathway Application Manual at any time, and applicants are required to review and comply with the requirements in the Pathway Application Manual and all Pathway Application Manual updates. Application manual updates supersede the hardcopy manual requirements. The latest Pathway Application Manual updates can be found on the Pathway website under Apply and Required Forms and Resources or by clicking here.


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ANCC Pathway Practice Standards Bookmarks

Practice Standards Bookmarks

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The perfect tool to remind staff of the ANCC Pathway to Excellence® Program 6 Practice Standards. Each standard reflects the foundational elements for safe patient care and a positive environment for delivering quality nursing services. Each pack contains 50 laminated bookmarks.

Product dimensions: 2-3/4" x 8-1/2"

This product is sold through Brand Inc.
ANCC Pathway Flag

Pathway Flag

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3' x 5' White Nylon Flag - Pathway Hemmed and Grommet Finish

3' x 5' white nylon flag with hemmed and grommet finish featuring the Pathway Designated logo. Flag is expected to last 3-4 months with "normal" weather conditions. Adverse weather may affect the life of the product.

For Pathway Designated hospitals only. This product is sold through Brand Inc. Must access through portal in order to purchase.

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Select from a wide range of products. Merchandise may be customized with your organization's name and logo.

Use of Logo on Promotional Items

Summit Group. is the officially licensed vendor of Pathway and Journey to Pathway Excellence® products. Pathway logos may not be reproduced for use on promotional items except through Summit Group. This includes all requests for embroidery or customized items featuring the Pathway and Journey to Pathway Excellence logos with your organization’s name and logo for both internal and external use. For pricing and design concepts, please contact the Summit Group Customer Service team at (833) 834-0105 or at

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