Climbing AAMC’s Clinical Ladder: What you need to know

Climbing AAMC’s Clinical Ladder: What you need to know

AAMC’s Clinical Ladder is up for an overhaul.

 Starting February 19, it’s out with the old and in with the new. We’ll implement a Clinical Ladder that is based upon the Magnet framework, standardized across the house, and provides multiple ways for nursing staff to meet the criteria for advancement. In this new model, all nurses have the ability to progress.  

Want to learn more? Come to our next Nursing Grand Rounds on February 19 from 11:30-1:30 p.m., where the topic will be “Welcome to the Clinical Ladder: What’s in Your Portfolio?” Guest speaker, Drexel University’s Fran Cornelius PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, will provide information on building a professional portfolio. To rsvp email or call x1527.

Another opportunity to learn more about the Clinical Ladder will be on…Clinical Ladder Day (clearly we are focusing on content here, not snappy event titles). On March 30, staff will be able to attend informational sessions—as well as hands-on workshops—designed to help them polish up their resumés, hone their interview skills, and create professional portfolios that will highlight their strengths and nursing achievements.

Representatives from Drexel University, College of Notre Dame, Walden University, University of Maryland, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will be on hand to meet staff and answer questions.  

Now for your challenge. We need a name for this new and improved Clinical Ladder. Like Alec, which became our brand of Epic’s electronic medical record, we need to make this Clinical Ladder our own. What could we name this ladder to best exemplify AAMC’s commitment to professional development? Leave your thoughts and comments below.


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