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Bridges to Excellence

Nursing Quality, Research, and Education

Bridges to Excellence is a program that provides nurses an opportunity to seek professional development in disciplines their units may not be able to provide, as well as, offering the possibility of experiencing new challenges.

This program allows nurses the chance to explore opportunities they are interested in or curious about and provides intellectual stimulation. There are 2 pathways to choose from, the leadership pathway which are 4 hour or 8 hour experiences or the clinical pathway which are 4, 8 or 12 hour experiences.  In addition, you can utilize your continuing education time while in the program.


In order to participate in the Bridges to Excellence Program, a nurse must:

Step 1: Have worked on unit / clinic for a minimum of one year

Step 2: Download and complete Manager Approval Form and upload to Intent to Visit application

Step 3: Complete online Intent to Visit application (link below)

Step 4: After completion of the experience, submit exemplar and evaluation to Nursing Quality, Research and Education. Exemplar Resource Guide

Post Completion Exemplar and Eval