The Career Ladder is designed to encourage and assist nurses to further their professional development and to reward them for their commitment to professional growth and excellent patient care. It is also our belief that the achievements afforded through the Career Ladder instill a sense of pride and achieve in the work that nurses perform. The implementation and maintenance of this program also enhances the Lourdes Health System’s ability to recruit and retain professional nurses who, in turn, contribute to the achievement of quality patient outcomes.
Participating nurses seek to improve through four levels of excellence that are based on a variety of criteria that focus on areas of clinical excellence, education, professional advancement, service, and research. The evidence-gathering period runs from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. The application deadline is July 31, 2014. Refer to the documents below to access the program information, guidelines and forms.
Career Ladder Program Packet
- 2013 – 2014 Career Ladder Program application cover sheet
- 2013 – 2014 Career Ladder Outline
- 2013 – 2014 Career Ladder – Education track
- 2013 – 2014 Career Ladder – Clinical track
- 2013 – 2014 Career Ladder – Leader track
If you have any questions related to the program, please contact Bill Pierce at email@example.com