Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The purpose of this study was to measure registered nurses' perceptions of clinical ladder programs and to determine what registered nurses consider to be satisfiers in order to keep them at the bedside. Clinical ladder programs reward registered nurses for their advancement in nursing education, nursing research, expert clinical skills, and leadership skills. This study was conducted on 68 post-licensed registered nurses from the ADN to BSN program at Gardner-Webb University. A quantitative descriptive study using an instrument which items measured perceptions of registered nurses' regarding clinical ladder programs was utilized. The results concluded that registered nurses thought autonomy and responsibility within their job was of importance and that advancing in a clinical ladder program was important to use as a role model for newer nurses.
Baucom, Bobbie, "Nurses' Perception of Clinical Ladder Programs" (2012). Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects. Paper 99.