Nursing leaders at Main Line Health are committed to the professional
growth and advancement of its nursing staff. Whether new to the
profession or seasoned professionals, Main Line Health nurses are
encouraged to further their knowledge and training, develop new skills,
and keep abreast of all the rapid and dynamic changes taking place in
healthcare. We offer many opportunities to take on greater
responsibilities and move on to leadership and management roles as their
skills and experience develop.
Among our programs for professional development:
Clinical Ladder Program
This multi-level career advancement program nurtures and recognizes
nurses' performance and progress as they move from the novice stages of
their careers through to higher levels of proficiency. Nurses are
evaluated and elevated based on their competence, clinical expertise,
leadership abilities and role model behaviors.
The Clinical Ladder Program provides opportunity for both professional
and clinical growth in nursing practice, above and beyond day-to-day
nursing activities. The focus of this program is to advance professional
nursing practice at Main Line Health and to continue to raise the
standard of clinical excellence. Consistent bedside nursing excellence
is the expectation of all nurses at Main Line Health. This is
compensated annually through merit increases at the time of the
Advancement in the Clinical Ladder Program is a voluntary and selective
process designed to recognize and compensate those professionals who
contribute more than routine clinical excellence; demonstrate a greater
depth of clinical and leadership practice and assume additional
responsibilities that benefit their areas of practice and impact
positively on nursing and patient care at Main Line Hospitals.
Shared Decision Making Council
This shared-decision making approach to problem-solving promotes unit
and nursing excellence. There are six system councils with
representation from bedside nurses, educators and leaders in the areas
Research & Innovation
Healthy Work Environment
Quality & Safety
These councils report up through the Nursing Executive Council with
representation of the chief nursing officer, nursing vice presidents and
an elected unit council chair from each hospital. Each unit develops
measurable, concrete goals/ground rules for their council that reflect
the scope and needs of the unit. Main Line Health nurses regularly meet
as a unit with a structured process to encourage individuals to
contribute to the unit's activities and work environment, as well as to
cultivate leadership, ownership and job satisfaction.
Main Line Health offers materials and assistance for nurses to get the
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain their certification and
licensure including classes, coursework, presentations and the ability
to attend conferences and symposia.
Main Line Health nurses are encouraged to seek advanced academic degrees
and certification through a generous tuition reimbursement package.
Reimbursement is for tuition, certification, exam, or re-certification
costs. Full-time benefits eligible employees will be reimbursed 100
percent of their eligible expenses up to $6,000 annually. Pro-rated
reimbursement for part-time employees according to bi-weekly hours
worked. Eligibility: following 90 days of service; authorized to work at
least 32 hours per pay period.
Main Line Health makes it easy for nurses to stay up-to-date on the
latest technology and developments in nursing and medicine with access
to educational software, presentations, and training materials that can
be viewed 24/7 through workstations at all Main Line Hospitals locations
or remotely via the internet.
Seminars and Workshops
From informative lectures by guest speakers to group presentations by
our own leaders and peers, Main Line Health nursing hosts many
opportunities for members of the staff to mix, mingle, share and learn
new ideas and techniques.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.