We C.A.R.E. About Professional Development
The Professional Development Committee set out to develop a clinical ladder that honors the expertise of nurses who make a difference at the bedside and recognize those who show leadership on a daily basis within their unit and the facility.
It is an honor for the Professional Development Committee to announce the name of AAMC’s Nursing Clinical Ladder: C.A.R.E – Clinical Advancement to Reach Excellence. Thanks, Melissa McCoy, RN, of the Flex Unit, for your creativity in naming the Ladder.
On May 27, we had our first Board Review Appointments. The day went off without a hitch (that is, if you ignore the 10 minute fire alarm drill that began as the first applicant entered the room—what an ice breaker).
It was a monumental day. We laughed and we cried—and I am not talking about the applicants. Our nurses did such a tremendous job presenting all of their hard work that they had the board members in tears!
The Professional Development Committee would like to congratulate our first group of Ladder appointees: Cheryl Briggs, Stephanie Dolle, Gerianne Fraddosio, Jennifer Herzig, Carrie Jackson, Maria Reinitz, and C.J. Rovaldi. You all should be very proud of the work you have done.
We would like to especially thank all of our Board Review Members for being such an asset to the new Clinical Ladder.
Thank you, also, to all of the folks who are so actively engaged in enhancing the care of our patients and documenting their own professional development.
For all of you eager nurses who are ready to participate in Clinical Advancement to Reach Excellence, look for additional Board Review dates in the upcoming months. For any questions, please contact Clinical Education and Professional Development. We look forward to hearing from future applicants.
-Jamie Cinotti (Dotson), BSN, RN