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Clinical Ladder Program

NYC Health + Hospitals rolled out its first system-wide Nursing Clinical Ladder Program in March 2020. Developed in conjunction with the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA,) the Nursing Clinical Ladder is a structured program to provide clinical staff nurses with an opportunity for career advancement while remaining in the clinical setting, providing direct patient care.

The Nursing Clinical Ladder program aids in promoting professional development, shared governance, and strengthening all aspects of patient care delivery. This transformative program is a great opportunity for all staff nurses to take their career development to the next level.

The Nursing Clinical Ladder Program supports professional development and differentiates levels of nursing expertise and contributions in three progressive tiers.

Staff nurses who are selected for this program receive professional coaching from experienced and passionate leaders who are committed to enhancing the success and career path of each and every participating nurse. The Clinical Ladder Program is a powerful process to validate nursing skills and expertise, enhance the level of engagement among nurses, and boost participants’ portfolios to strengthen their professional evolution and growth.