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Fort HealthCare’s Clinical Pathways Program is comprised of four paths that acknowledge a nurse’s exceptional efforts in the areas of:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Performance
  • Education
  • Professionalism
  • Clinical Practice


Pathway One

Registered nurses recognized for achieving success along Pathway One have excelled in setting professional goals and participating with committees and groups outside their regular duties of direct patient care.

Pathway Two

RNs who complete the requirements of Pathway Two have demonstrated an expanded role in community activities and additional professional education.

Pathway Three

Those declared proficient in the skillset of Pathway Three have taken on additional leadership roles, provided education to other staff and community members, and continue to further their own educational training.

Pathway Four

RNs who complete Pathway Four have achieved role model status among their nursing department peers, have attained a higher level of education and/or clinical experience, and have taken an active role in organizational and community leadership.

Movement between the pathways can be fluid, as RNs strive to find balance between their personal and work life. However, the skills and accomplishments of one path build upon the requirements and expectations of the others.

Shared Governance gives frontline nursing and clinical staff the ability to determine the best patient care practices and programs for the organization, which are then incorporated into the standards and expectations of the Clinical Pathway Program.