Nursing staff honored for Clinical Development Growth
January 13, 2023
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland recently honored twelve registered nurses (RNs) who continued their clinical development growth by participating in the hospital’s Nursing Clinical Ladder (NCL) program.
The NCL promotes the lifelong pursuit of expertise of the clinical nurse. The overall goal of the program is to continue to provide high quality nursing care and opportunities for clinical nurses to experience professional growth and advancement. To apply for the program, nurses must complete a pledge of participation to commit to the program over a determined period of time.
There are four levels of clinical growth outlined in the program, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level outlines requirements for achievement that increase the higher the level. These include references from co-workers/managers and some exemplars (written illustrations of the nurse’s professional practice) about patients the nurse has cared for and learned from. Nurses are also required to have a selection of continuing education pertinent to their unit.
St. Joseph’s recently honored the following RNs who continued their clinical development growth in the NCL program:
- Lyndsey Gelly
- Holly Deien
- Emily Duffin
- Stephanie Grant
- Samantha Hempen
- Melissa Menietti
- Tammy Rench
- Irene Siebert
- Casey Bifoss
- Caitlin Harrison
- Vicki Huelsmann
- Caitlin Sullivan
Each level has monetary awards for recipients who achieve that level. A total of $21,000 was divided amongst the twelve individuals depending on the level of achievement reached.
Teresa Cornelius, chief nursing officer, shared, “I congratulate these nurses whose participation in this program demonstrates their commitment to advancing their knowledge, leadership and practice excellence. Their dedication ultimately leads to higher quality care for our patients.”
Photo Caption (top): Registered nurses at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland can commit to continuing their clinical development growth by participating in the hospital’s Nursing Clinical Ladder (NCL) program. Some recent honorees include (left to right) Melissa Menietti (Gold level), Casey Bifoss (Silver level), Tammy Rench (Gold level), Holly Deien (Gold level), and Samantha Hempen (Gold level).
Photo Caption (above): HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland recently honored registered nurses (RNs) who continued their clinical development growth by participating in the hospital’s Nursing Clinical Ladder (NCL) program. Some of the recipients included (left to right) Emily Duffin (Gold level), Caitlin Sullivan (Silver level), Caitlin Harrison (Silver level), and Lyndsey Gelly (Platinum level). Not pictured: Stephanie Grant (Gold level), Vicki Huelsmann (Silver level), and Irene Siebert (Gold level).
HSHS Illinois Communications Manager