The clinical ladder is a tool developed by Chesapeake Regional to provide staff nurses’ career advancement while remaining in the clinical setting. It is used to recognize professional development and differentiates levels of nursing expertise and contribution. The purpose of the clinical ladder is to:
This Clinical Ladder Guideline is developed to assist staff nurses in understanding what opportunities for advancement are available to them, how the clinical ladder system is structured and the process for participation in the clinical ladder. In addition, Clinical Ladder Ambassadors are available with expertise in each clinical area and welcome the opportunity to assist you in your clinical ladder application process. It is our desire to assist all interested staff nurses in reaching their career goals.