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At UMC we strive to provide our nurses with opportunities for growth and advancement in their nursing careers. Our Career Ladder program is a voluntary program recognizing Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses for developing their skills and for their contribution to the improvement of patient care. Career Ladder has been designed to engage our nurses in the support of the UMC Mission to serve patients in the best teaching hospital in the country!

The goal of the RN and LVN Career Ladder programs are to enhance the art and science of nursing practice and promote high quality care and to advance professional practice.

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Nursing Admin. Policy # 124.0 – RN Career Ladder and Nursing Admin. Policy # 124.1 – LVN Career Ladder

The RN and LVN Career Ladder programs:

  • Provide opportunity for advancement in the practice setting
  • Recognize highly qualified nurses
  • Utilize experienced nurses to be the catalyst that initiates, drives and sustains a multidisciplinary approach for achieving a delivery model that is efficient, customer-focused and cost effective
  • Develop strategies that facilitate evidence-based nursing practice

RN

Four levels of the ladder are recognized and a Registered Nurse must meet and submit evidence that they have met the requirements for each level to advance through the career ladder. Click on the following links for all RN Career Ladder forms and information.

LVN

Two levels of the ladder are recognized and a Licensed Vocational Nurse must meet and submit evidence that they have met the requirements for each level to advance through the career ladder. Click on the following links for all LVN Career Ladder forms and information.

Congratulations to our Career Ladder Recipients!

Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2017
Outstanding Patient Experience Award Healthgrades
2016 Women's Choice Award
Best Regional Hospitals U.S. News 2015