Professional Advancement Programs

Clinical ladder

Many of the affiliates within our system have an established Clinical Ladder Program. The entrance and progression through the clinical ladder advocates for the growth and development of the professional nurse through independent practice to leadership roles and offers upward mobility to those who choose to participate. Questions regarding Clinical Ladder can be referred to the affiliate's Human Resources department.

Professional organizations

As a nursing professional, there are a number of nursing organizations in which you can become involved. These organizations set the standards for the practice of nursing, as well as allowing nurses from different areas to come together to problem solve, improve patient care, and effect change for nurses in their specialty. In many cases, there are national organizations that oversee the activities of local chapters of that organization. Some professional organizations are geared toward general nursing practice, some to nursing management or nursing education, and others are very nursing specialty specific. You would choose to join a professional organization depending on what your goal for belonging to the organization is.

Professional certifications

Professional certification is an achievement (certification) earned by successfully completing the education/skills/examination requirements as set by an outside professional organization.

Published Articles Authored or Co-authored by our Health Nurses

Norman Wright, MS, RN and Cathy Gallo, MA, RN, CDONA, CPHQ LTC & Infection Control: An LTC perspective on creating the journey to infection control awareness through education Advance for Nurses, March 2006, Vol. 8 , Issue 6, Page 34
Tina Sevener, RN-C A Gift for Joseph Nursing 2005, March 2005
Jonathan Gopilango, MSN, RN, OCN and Joan Scialpi, MSN, RN, OCN Validation of a Cancer-Related Fatigue Questionnaire by Oncology Nurse Managers and Educators within an Integrated Health Care System Oncology Nursing Forum, Volume 33, Number 2, March 200
Terri Matthews, RN, CSPDM, CNOR, and Nancy Chobin, RN, CSPDM Care and Handling of Surgical and Endoscopic Instruments Outpatient Surgery- Managerial Supplement, March 2006
Terri Matthews, RN, CSPDM, CNOR, and Nancy Chobin, RN, CSPDM Cleaning the SPD Imperative Infection Control Today, April 2006
Indie Cooper-Guzman, M.Ed., RN, CPP Time for Formal Pain Education American Society of Pain Educators PAINVIEW, 2006, Spring, Vol 2, No. 1, p.9.
Indie Cooper-Guzman, M.Ed., RN, CPP Attendee/Member’s Perspective of the 2005 ASPE Pain Forum American Society of Pain Educators PAINVIEW, 2005, Fall/Winter, Vol 1, No 2, pp. 8,10
Indie Cooper-Guzman, M.Ed., RN, CPP A Regular Blog Feature that contains over 72 Blogs/Articles providing a comprehensive and holistic look at pain, suffering, treatment, and healing. WebMD-Pain Management and Migraine Relief
Erin Langford, BSN,RN,C.; Angela Brathovde, MSN, RN, BC, HNC, A Culture of Safety Nursing Spectrum, May 8, 2006
Nancy Holecek, BSN, RN, CNA; Laura Arnold, PhD, RN; Karen Drenkard, MSN, RN, CNAA; Sue Ela, MSN, RN; Jolene Goedken, MS, RN; Connie Hamilton, MBA, RN; Carla Harris, MSN, RN; Maureen White, MBA, RN, CNAA Strategic Positioning for Nursing Excellence in Health Systems- Insights From Chief Nurse Executives Nursing Administration Quarterly, December 2005, Vol 30, No. 1, pp 11-20
Angela Brathovde, MSN, RN, BC, HNC Reiki for Self-Care of Nurses and Healthcare Providers Holistic Nursing Journal,
Vol. 20, No. 2, March/April 2006, pp. 95-101

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week, May 6-12 coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12th. The history of Nurses’ Week began in 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent the proposal to President Eisenhower. In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a National Nurse Week.
-- -US Census Bureau

Earning a reputation for providing extraordinary clinical care in every specialty, we proudly celebrate our nurses
during Nurses Week.

Nurses Week Celebration

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