What is the Nursing Professional Development Program?

The KentuckyOne Health (KOH) Nursing Professional Development Program, also known as the clinical ladder, has been developed by a diverse clinical group of nurses from all areas of the organization. The program provides advancement opportunities for staff nurses who are in clinical practice, recognizing and financially rewarding demonstrated achievement of clinical excellence.

The program is intended to increase job satisfaction, improve the quality of patient care, and enhance recruitment and retention of the nursing staff.  The program provides a mechanism to help the nurse advance in the achievement of their professional goals, emphasizing clinical practice, quality, patient safety, shared decision making, evidence based practice, and nursing research.