Clinical Ladder Program

To recognize nurses who provide quality nursing care to patients and to enhance the ongoing process of growth in the practice of professional networking, the nursing department has implemented a five-step Clinical Ladder Program.

This program was designed by representatives from all levels of the professional nursing staff.

Based on the Benner Model, From Novice to Expert1, the five-step program focuses on the clinical practice of nurses and seeks to designate nurses according to their competence and achievement. We believe the program reflects the professional commitment of our staff and recognizes their excellence in providing quality nursing care.

Benner, P. (1984) "From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice." Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Nursing Division, Menlo Park, California.