Areas of Expertise

Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence Designation

  • Our consultants have provided National and International consultation and education for Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence®.
  • Nursing Consulting Partners (NCP) has 60 collective years of Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence Consulting® experience
  • Our consultants provide customized, on site education programs to assist with interpretation of the Magnet Manual, including sources of evidence requirements, empirical outcome reporting and document development
  • Our mock reviews consistently identify areas for improvement, which contribute to a successful magnet site visit. Our processes develop staff and leadership confidence to engage with external reviewers
  • Our consultants have facilitated the development of numerous electronic web- based documents and well as other forms of electronic submission


  • Over 200 of our clients have successfully achieved Magnet or Pathway designation.
  • In addition, our consultants have written, reviewed and edited more than 200 successful submissions.

Motivational Speaking

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Nurses’ Day Celebrations
  • Recognition Events
  • Regional and National Conferences

Leadership Evaluation and Development

  • Nursing organizational assessment.  Our consultants work with new or existing CNOs to review structure, role definition, accountability and clinical outcomes to create a leadership development program for all roles in all settings.
  • Our consultants use evidence based tools to conduct 360˚ evaluations to identify developmental opportunities.
  • Our consultants assess senior leadership engagement and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Our consultants provide strategies to improve employee engagement.
  • Our consultants conduct an on site assessment to evaluate interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitate desired outcomes.

Professional Practice Environments

  • Our specialists bring a whole systems approach to creating the professional practice environment. Our Consultants engage with all types of organizations in the design of Peer Review practices as well as nursing and interdisciplinary Shared Governance implementation.
  • Our consultants develop a plan for Evidence-Based Practice and Research planning and education, improving Patient Satisfaction outcomes and creating  strategies for monitoring and improving Nurse Sensitive Indicators. Our consultants facilitate your organization’s approach to theory based professional practice models and Care Delivery Systems development. The NCP’s practice also helps organizations strategically align the work of nursing through a strategic planning process that includes commitment to the Future of Nursing IOM report and other reputable quality/patient safety based organizations such as IHI, Leap Frog and NQF.

Our Outcomes

  • Our consultants have presented to more than1000 national and international organizations on these topics. They have designed and implemented shared governance in more than 100 organizations.  Contemporary peer review programs have been developed in multiple sites for nursing and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Our consultants have facilitated the development of professional practice models in multiple institutions.
  • Our consultants have provided guidance in curriculum development, implementation and evolution to more than 500 academic institutions.

Strategic Planning

  • Our consultants have provided strategic planning expertise to many organizations to address the challenges of the evolving healthcare environment. Included are the required elements for Magnet/Pathway designation.

Customized Educational Programs

  • Our consultants develop customized, on site education and training to support organizational needs. These programs include workshops on topics such as peer review, Magnet, Pathway to Excellence, shared governance, development of institutional professional practice models, Malcomb Baldridge Award, evidence based practice, research planning, professional ethics


Our consultants have a proven track record in assisting organizations to enhance the success of  philanthropy programs for nursing.

Our consultants have worked with clients to develop strategies to establish Centers for Nursing excellence and a foundation that achieve over 1 million dollars in donations. NCP has worked with nursing organizations to achieve donation of more than 2 million dollars in their annual appeal process.

Enhancing Community Partnerships

Our consultants facilitate individual and group collaboration, develop community coalitions and engage communities in stake discussions.