UC San Diego’s Clinical Nursing Ladder is a reclassification process that allows nurses to advance professionally and receive compensation for their professional achievements.
|Clinical Nurse I
||First Six Months of Employment (Probationary Period)
|Clinical Nurse II
||Post Probationary Period
|Clinical Nurse III
||Successful Completion of CNII-CNIII Project
|Clinical Nurse IV
||Successful Completion of CNIII-CNIV Project
UC San Diego Nursing Professional Practice Model
The use of the starfish represents our model's five elements. A starfish communicates through its arms and coordinates movement to be successful in its environment. Like the starfish, our professional practice model uses the interaction of our five elements to achieve quality patient family-centered care.
References: Brafman, O., & Backman, R. (2006). The starfish and the spider: The unstoppable power of leaderless organizations (p. 35). London, England: Penguin Books LTD. Hoffart, N., & Woods, C.Q. Elements of a nursing professional practice model. Journal of professional nursing, 12 (6), 354-356.