Professional Development

Clinical Advancement Program

The Clinical Advancement Program provides opportunities for staff nurses of varying clinical practice to demonstrate excellence in the field of nursing with recognition through financial rewards. Originally initiated in 1991, the program has undergone revisions to more diligently guide nurses in the pursuit of quality patient care, staff retention and overall career satisfaction.

This two-tier program is aimed at the highest quality, clinically competent, nursing staff working within the organization.  Applicants submit required portfolio documentation to the Clinical Advancement Review Board for approval of advancement from Registered Nurse through Clinical Leader and finally to Clinical Expert.

Once advancement is granted, the staff nurse is responsible for maintaining the level of clinical practice exemplified by their designation. The Magnet Program model components provide the foundation for the Clinical Advancement program requirements.

Requirement categories include:

  • Quality of Nursing Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Image of Nursing
  • Quality of Care
  • Nurses as Teachers
  • The Community and The Hospital

Clinical Advancement Program Application

Clinical Advancement Program Contacts

Advanced Certification/Review

KentuckyOne Health Louisville Area Facilities encourages and supports nurses in obtaining their national certification. To remove the barrier of cost, the organization will reimburse the cost of certification exam fees if it applies to that nurses’ specific area of practice.

A number of support materials covering various specialties are offered for review and study purposes. In-house review courses are also available in several fields of practice.

We invite you to join our rapidly growing number of certified nurses. Get started on your road to being certified today




© 2013 KentuckyOne Health
200 Abraham Flexner Way•Louisville, KY•40202

Last Updated: 8/18/2014