Applying for Pathway to Excellence® Redesignation
The application process for Pathway to Excellence redesignation and initial designation is the same; however there are additional preliminary steps for designated organizations applying for redesignation.
Term of Designation:
- 3 year designation: Organizations designated under the 2012 Pathway to Excellence Application Manual.
- 4 year designation: Organizations designated under the 2016 Pathway to Excellence Application Manual.
- 4 year designation: Organizations designated under the 2017 Pathway to Excellence in LTC Application Manual.
Additional preliminary steps for Pathway designated organizations applying for redesignation:
- Pathway-designated organizations are required to apply for redesignation on the Pathway Portal. The Pathway Online Application and non-refundable application fee is completed up to one year prior to, but no later than eight months prior to the intended submission cycle.
- Submit the Pathway Standards Document on a submission cycle no later than the first day of the month their designation expires, e.g. an organization designated in April expires the first day of April, and must submit the Pathway Standards Document for redesignation no later than the April 1st submission cycle.
- Pathway designated organizations whose expiration month does not fall on an established submission cycle, may submit the Pathway Standards Document on the next submission cycle. E.g. For an organization designated in March, designation expires in March, and the Pathway Standards Document may be submitted in April.
- Once the Pathway Standards Document is submitted in accordance with the above, the current Pathway designation status will remain in good standing while the appraisal process is underway.
- Notify the Pathway office of your intention to apply for redesignation one year before your current designation expires.
For assistance, contact PathwayInfo@ana.org or 301.628.5222.
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