Our 2023 Nursing Excellence Workshop Recap

Our 2023 Nursing Excellence workshop titled “Building a Nursing Excellence Blueprint: A Workshop for Magnet® & Pathway to Excellence® Program Directors,” was a two-day event that provided valuable insights and knowledge to all participants. The workshop covered various sessions aimed at enhancing the role of Magnet Program Director (MPD) and Pathway Program Directors (PPD), as well as other nursing leaders on their journey toward achieving Magnet® or Pathway to Excellence® recognition. 

The workshop dove right in to identifying key attributes shared amongst successful Magnet Program Directors (MPDs) and Pathway Program Directors (PPDs). Important themes that were carried thought the two days included emphasizing qualities such as leadership, strategic thinking, and a dedication to fostering nursing excellence. Each session guided participants through essential technical elements and organizational resources including: DDCT elements, data crosswalks, certification targets, and application procedures. At the conclusion of the workshop attendees highlighted the top 5 topics they found to be the most beneficial:  

  1. Understanding the Comparison of Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence®
  2. Building Writing Teams and Steering Committees
  3. Terminology and Usage
  4. Metric Calculations
  5. Quality vs. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

The 2023 Nursing Excellence workshop provided participants with a comprehensive overview of the key elements and strategies necessary for success on either a Magnet® or Pathway to Excellence® journey. It equipped nursing leaders with the knowledge and tools to excel in their roles and drive nursing excellence in their hospitals.  


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