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Pathway to Excellence Program Fees

Fees apply to all health care organizations including long term care institutions. Fees are subject to change.

OnlineApplication Fee - $2500 (Includes Membership to the Pathway Learning Community)
Due with the electronic application. Non-refundable.

Appraisal Process Fee The invoice will be uploaded to the Online Application Portal 1 month before document submission is due. Invoice payment is due within 30 days of receipt. For applicants that submit their online application on/or after Jan 1, 2018.

Fees based on the number of licensed beds or visits per year.

acute & long term care organizations ambulatorY & independent outpatient**
NUMBER OF LICENSED BEDS 2018 FEEs (4 Year Designation)
< 50-100 $20,000 Fees are charged by the Number of Visits and for Additional Branches

Please contact for further fee information
 101-299 $30,000
 300-399 $40,000
 400-599 $50,000
 600-699 $58,000
700+ $58,000 + $45 per additional bed

Depending on availability, applicants requesting a Pathway Standards Document extension may choose from the next 2 submission cycles. Applicants requesting to extend beyond 2 submission cycles must reapply.

Extension Fee: $1,000.00
Due if/when an organization requests an extension prior to 30 days of the approved document submission date. 

Appraisal Preparation Cancellation Fee: $2,000.00
Due if/when an organization requests an extension within 30 days of the approved document submission date.

Additional Information Fee: $1800.00
Due if/when ANCC requests additional information on 4 or more EOP's.

Nurse Survey Translation Fee: $2,500.00
Due if/when an organization requests translation of Pathway Nurse Survey.

Interim Monitoring Reporting (IMR) Fee: $1,200.00
One-Time Fee (4 Year Designation)
Please note: Designated organizations must submit an Organizational Demographic Form (ODF) and updated Contact Information Form (CIF) annually by their IMR due date to meet interim monitoring requirements.  Organizations with ODF submission beyond the IMR due date will incur a $500 late fee.  

International Organizations:
Documents must be submitted in English. Organizations outside of the US needing translation of the nurse survey must contact the Pathway Program Office immediately to discuss additional fees.

Payment Terms
All fees must be paid by check or credit card in the Online Application Portal.

Remit Address: 
ANCC Pathway
P.O. Box 505012
St. Louis, MO 63150-5012

For express delivery, mail to:

Bank of America Lockbox Services, 505012
800 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

Last updated: 6/7/2016