Certification and clinical ladder as the impetus for professional development.

@article{Watts2010CertificationAC,
  title={Certification and clinical ladder as the impetus for professional development.},
  author={Misty D Watts},
  journal={Critical care nursing quarterly},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={52-9}
}
With today's healthcare challenges of nursing shortages and financial instability, it is imperative that healthcare organizations retain clinically competent nurses at the bedside. Professional development and recognition are key motivators to increase nursing job satisfaction, thus reducing shortages and turnover. Implementation of specialty certification and clinical advancement programs is of benefit to the public, employers, and nurses alike. Clinical ladder and Magnet recognition are often… CONTINUE READING