Climbing the Clinical Ladder Program Leads to Meaningful Recognition

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290976
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Climbing the Clinical Ladder Program Leads to Meaningful Recognition
Author(s):
Fleming, Eileen A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Omega
Author Details:
Eileen A. Fleming, MSN, RN, CNS, NE-BC; fleminge@summahealth.org
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013

Background:The Clinical Ladder Program was established at our institution in 1989. This program came to fruition after a year long development phase in which input from nurses at all levels identified criteria. The direct care nurse is eligible to participate in any of the three levels.

Purpose: The Clinical Ladder Program's purpose is to recognize and reward the direct care nurse who excells in the clinical area. A second purpose was to retain the expert nurse at the bedside.

Criteria: Nurses earned points related to their job performance, completion of a clinical project well as professional development activities of certification, continuing education, obtaining an advanced degree, presentations, publications, and professional organization involvement as well as leadership activities which included active committee membership, precepting, peer reference, and community involvement. Project completion indicates the level of achievement; Clinical Nurse I completes a clinical scholarship, Clinical Nurse II, a care outcomes (process improvement) and Clinical Nurse III completes a research study. Nurses are recognized annually for their achievements at a special luncheon, reeive paid time or monetary compensation as well as a pin denoting level. Recognizing exceptional nurses in others roles, educators, mcanagers, advanced practice nurses, expanded eligibility for Clinical Nurse III level. 

Results: Over 30% of the nurses have participated over time resulting in 900 clinical scholarship projects, 100 care outcomes projects and 40 research projects with dissemination activities. Our institution received two exemplars from the Magnet Commission in January of 2011 for having nursing research embedded in the organization and the numerous peer-reviewed publications, presentations at international, national, state and regional levels and many achievements. Retention of nurses remains strong with minimal turnover.

Keywords:
Recognition; Achievements; Retention
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClimbing the Clinical Ladder Program Leads to Meaningful Recognitionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Eileen A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsEileen A. Fleming, MSN, RN, CNS, NE-BC; fleminge@summahealth.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290976-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>Background:The Clinical Ladder Program was established at our institution in 1989. This program came to fruition after a year long development phase in which input from nurses at all levels identified criteria.&nbsp;The direct care nurse&nbsp;is eligible to&nbsp;participate in any of the three levels. <p>Purpose:&nbsp;The Clinical Ladder Program's purpose is&nbsp;to recognize and reward the direct care nurse who excells in the clinical area.&nbsp;A second purpose was to retain the expert nurse at the bedside. <p>Criteria: Nurses earned points related to their job performance,&nbsp;completion of a clinical project well as professional development activities of certification, continuing education, obtaining an advanced degree, presentations, publications, and professional organization involvement&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;leadership activities which included active committee membership, precepting, peer reference, and community involvement.&nbsp;Project completion indicates the level of achievement; Clinical Nurse I completes a clinical scholarship, Clinical Nurse II, a care outcomes&nbsp;(process improvement)&nbsp;and Clinical Nurse III completes a research study. Nurses are recognized annually for their achievements at a special luncheon, reeive paid time or monetary compensation as well as a pin denoting level.&nbsp;Recognizing exceptional nurses in others roles, educators, mcanagers, advanced practice nurses, expanded&nbsp;eligibility for Clinical Nurse III level.&nbsp; <p>Results: Over&nbsp;30% of the nurses have participated&nbsp;over time resulting in&nbsp;900 clinical scholarship projects, 100 care outcomes projects and 40 research projects with dissemination activities.&nbsp;Our institution received&nbsp;two exemplars from the Magnet Commission in January of 2011 for having nursing research embedded in the organization and the numerous peer-reviewed&nbsp;publications, presentations at international, national, state and regional levels and&nbsp;many achievements. Retention of nurses remains strong with minimal turnover.en_GB
dc.subjectRecognitionen_GB
dc.subjectAchievementsen_GB
dc.subjectRetentionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:24:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:24:00Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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