Quote from becca001
I work in a 100 bed community hospital and we have recently started the clinical ladder program here. I'm not certain what you mean by successful, so far in the year and a half after implementation, we've had only a dozen reach the 3rd level and none the top level. I think we've seen a larger amount of nurses enroll this coming year.
Not exactly sure what I was basing "successful" on myself.
I suppose just how you answered. Employee response and participation to the program.
At my last hospital we had a large participation level hospital-wide and on my unit, I really felt the c.l. nurses made a huge contribution and many positive changes through task forces, education, program development, etc. It really was a big part of creating unity and working together on many projects gave us a sense of accomplishment and increased job satisfaction. With around 70% unit participation (in a 30 bed ICU), most of our nurses were BSN or working towards it, as well as nationally certified. Our manager was extremely helpful and supportive. We were also happy with the compensation at 4, 8, 12, and 16% of base pay!
I am hoping to develop an interest at my current job (which does not offer a c.l. program), but curious how the response would be with a smaller employee base. Also, we received a lot of our credit by precepting the many students and new nurses, working on hospital based community volunteer products, and joining the numerous committees available at the large hospital.
Curious this is feasible in a smaller environment, where less opportunities are available for participation.
Thank you for responding!!!