Inside scoop from our experts: Clinical ladders

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, October 4, 2010

This week’s question about clinical ladders comes from a discussion on JourneyTalk. Rajanee Singh RN, BC,BSN,MA, director of professional practice at Jupiter Medical Center provides some feedback.

Q: Would anybody be willing to share your criteria for who is eligible to participate on your clinical ladder? Just staff RNs? Unit educators? Care coordinators? Bedside only?

A: We started by first running a report of all the different classification of nurses and job codes. Then we eliminated those that did not perform 50% or more direct patient care. Our smaller department managers functions in a dual role and has patient assignments, so they were included.

Editor's note: On JourneyTalk you can network with your peers, discuss the new manual, share your helpful tips, and get advice on how to meet the program's expectations. Become a member of JourneyTalk when you subscribe to HCPro's Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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