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Thus, by investing in the optimum workplace for nurses, organizations demonstrate a culture of sustained excellence, resulting in the successful recruitment of top candidates and staff retention through high job satisfaction. Besides, nurses are even empowered in the Pathway to Excellence application process itself where the frontline staff must validate that their experience with the organization meets the Pathway Standards before designation can be achieved.

In order to earn the Pathway standards, an organization must demonstrate all the stated practice standards into its operating policies, procedures and management structure. Plus, the staff within the organization must demonstrate that they successfully meet the six Pathway Standards where each standard reflects foundational elements for a positive practice environment.