Nursing Benefits

As a Magnet® designated hospital, in addition to competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program, St. Mary’s Medical Center offers multiple benefits for nurses to continue to learn and grow in their profession.

These benefits make St. Mary’s a great place to work - but the real attractions are the caring atmosphere and dedication to professional excellence.

Nursing Clinical Ladder

The Nursing Clinical Ladder Program provides a formal process that promotes the professional development of Registered Nurses through demonstrated provision of high quality, evidence based nursing care and advancement of practice.

This program is designed to recognize the clinical nurse with advanced knowledge and skill who demonstrates excellence in evidence based nursing practice. St. Mary's endeavors to provide an environment that allows nurses to excel personally and professionally. Through dedication and accountability, nurses will strive to improve, innovate and make a difference.

In this four level program, all new registered nurses begin at Level I and advance as they meet criteria designed for each specific level. Nurses move to the next level through achievements in leadership, education, research and clinical areas. As well as being recognized for these achievements, monetary compensation is also rewarded.

Continuing Education & Professional Development

St. Mary’s is dedicated to providing continuing education to ensure excellent care. We believe nursing requires lifelong learning.

We offer:

• Reimbursement fees paid for specialty certification
• Tuition reimbursement
• Unit-based classes conducted by our unit Nursing Professional Development Specialists
• In-service education
• Clinical Rounds/Grand Rounds
• Specialty Seminars
• Distance Education - videotaped continuing education programs available on demand at your computer
• Podcasts of nursing education programs available for download
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