Nursing – LPN Clinical Ladder

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LPN Professional Clinical Ladder

The LPN Professional Clinical Ladder program strives to acknowledge qualities of excellence in clinical practice. Through self-assessment, licensed practical nurses develop a portfolio that demonstrates their level of practice. There are three categories of criteria: clinical practice, education, and work attributes, that are evaluated by the peer-led committee. Participation is voluntary and is available to full-time and part-time (≥ 0.5 FTE)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Level II Criteria:
    • Two years’ experience as an LPN and be employed at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for at least one year in your current position prior to submitting an application
    • Six continuing education hours per year in addition to required unit specific and annual training.
  • Level III Criteria:
    • Three years’ experience as an LPN and be employed at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for at least one year in your current position prior to submitting an application.
    • Twelve continuing education hours per year in addition to required unit specific and annual training.