Clinical Nurse l, ll, and lll?

  1. What's the general distinction between these? Years of experience? Education?
    Thanks!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Only a few places in my town have these terms and they are related to both education and experience.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Varies tremendously by facility. At the last hospital where I worked, it was a combo of experience, education and contribution to the hospital.
  5. by   Lacie
    Pretty much what the others have said. In hospitals I have been in that used this meant it followed a "Clinical Ladder". Example as a NCM I was a Clinical III but when I left to go to CVICU and no longer was in a NCM position it changed to Clinical II. When I later returned to management I became a Clinical III again. All dependant on the advancement protocol of your facility.
  6. by   P_RN
    Education, experience, certification, teaching projects, committees, maintaining higher number of CE each year, charge, preceptoring, ADN could advance to a IV, BSN could advance to a V.

    Each duty was required, and there was up to a 7% pay raise that went with each step uo the ladder.

    There was also a 2 step LPN ladder. A I was the basic LPN. Additional education for IVs, meds and CPR etc would qualify for a II..

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