Clinical Ladder at a small hospital - page 2
by vic_rn 2,011 Views | 12 Comments
Hello everyone! I have recently transitioned from a large, level 1 trauma hospital to a small 120 bed community hospital. I was actively involved in and very happy with the clinical ladder program at my past job. I am curious if... Read More
- 0Nov 29, '11 by Altra GuideI'm a big fan of the clinical ladder concept, because it maintains the organizational culture that staff nurses will participate in quality initiatives, departmental and facility-wide projects and continuing education. It sets up the mindset that this will be the rule, not the exception.
- 0Nov 29, '11 by JoAnnaSkewlRNI have worked in a smaller and and a larger hospital both with CL programs- but I will say that getting buy in from nurses who currently do not have to "prove" their nursing ability is not easy. Much resistance with the more "experienced"nurse as with any kind of change. I agree that CLs are a great way to continue life-long learning keeping up-to-date with evidenced-based practice for the bedside nurse. They are also good ways to encourage job satisfaction and recruitment for nurses who have a passion to continue their education and stay on top of the latest research. Good Luck!