I am just curious if anyone else’s hospital adopted this same policy, as far as our clinical ladder in nursing is concerned. Currently we have a Nurse 1,2,3,4 etc. In order to progress to the next “rung” per se you have to meet certain criteria. I think the highest may be a 5 but you need x number years experience plus a masters, certification etc. Most RNs are 2 and 3s. Previously in order to become a RN 3, you needed 1 year experience plus a BSN OR a certification (PCCN, CCRN etc) Well my hospital decided that going forward, in order to stay an RN 3 (which has a higher pay than 1 and 2) you need BSN AND certification. They are giving those who don’t have the certification 6 months to get it or else they will be dropped to RN 2 and take a pay cut. We are currently working on becoming a magnet hospital but I’m not sure that plays a major role it in. It absolutely seems like a horrible thing to do your more seasoned staff after the Covid situation. Thoughts?