2023 ANCC Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® Conference Recap

This year’s Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® Conference took place in Chicago, Illinois from Oct. 9-14, 2023.

HealthLinx both exhibits at the conference as well as provides our experts with the opportunity to go to relevant sessions so that we may continue to uphold the high standards we help our clients achieve and share our expertise.

We love getting to see and celebrate our clients who work so hard to achieve their designations!

An event of particular importance this year was the release of the 2024 Pathway to Excellence Manual. Our own Holli Roberts, DNP, RN, VP Nursing Excellence, Project Management attended the session and will be presenting a webinar on the changes to the manual on November 30, 2023 (See Here).

We want to take a moment to give a shoutout and congratulations to all our clients who have achieved either initial or redesignation since 2022’s conference to now. We’re so proud of your work and to be a partner in your journey!

  • Advent Health Deland 
  • Advent Health Fish Memorial
  • Advent Health Wesley Chapel 
  • Adventist Health Glendale 
  • Baylor University Medical Center 
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Children’s Egleston 
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite 
  • Corewell Health Beaumont Grosse Point 
  • Corewell Health Beaumont Royal Oak
  • Corewell Health West 
  • City of Hope Chicago
  • Intermountain Health Primary Childrens
  • Miller County
  • Prisma Health Patewood 
  • Prisma Health Tuomey
  • Sarasota Memorial
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Unity Point St Lukes 
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Louisville 

At the conference we also continued the #MyWhy campaign started during Nurses Week 2023; collecting your stories to shoutout on social media and elevate the personal mission of the individual care giver.

Magnet’s mission (paraphrased) is to set a standard of excellence for working environments in which nurses and interprofessional collaboration can continually elevate patient care. But let’s take a look at the Why’s of the people that the Magnet and Pathway programs support:

  • I am a nurse because not only do I love being an advocate for patients, I find it an honor, and responsibility to raise the future of nursing.
  • What we do matters to each other our patients, their families and our communities
  • To give the amazing care I received while hospitalized
  • I love science and helping others
  • To take care of my community
  • Make the world a better place by helping others
  • Internal drive to help others
  • Mom (our take- just a single word can say so much, and tell a whole story)
  • Family reasons. Watching the nurses take care of my mom after her heart attack inspired me
  • I love change, nursing is about change, healing and empowerment. My why, being able and empowered and supported to drive change.
  • To help make a difference
  • Giving back mentoring the future of our great profession
  • To create strong RN leaders
  • I love helping people and creating a trickle affect of kindness

These stories remind us why what we do can be so important, because the caregivers of the world need care too. And they need a supportive environment in which to provide the best possible care.



We can’t wait to see you at the 2024 Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® Conference in New Orleans!

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