Through the Clinical Ladder program, MHP provides an opportunity for our nurses to be recognized for professional growth and development, while concurrently receiving an increase in their wages.
The Clinical Ladder program offers advancement and leadership for those nurses who provide direct nursing care to patients. The Clinical Ladder program allows for career progression by recognizing the professional nurse's clinical knowledge, competence, and performance. Clinical Ladder is an ongoing process, which requires formal documentation for advancement and/or maintenance.
The criteria used for advancement is based on four components: clinical expertise including, leadership and preceptor experience; quality improvement; professional accomplishment and education; and certification with community development. Nursing skills and knowledge are expected to increase both qualitatively and quantitatively as the nurse progresses through the clinical continuum. Each Clinical Ladder level provides an increase in financial compensation including reward and recognition. Financial compensation includes an increase up to an extra $3 dollars an hour.