Clinical Ladder

Thinking about joining AAMC’s Clinical Ladder? This page contains all the information and forms you will need to prepare, apply and schedule your review. Make sure to read about the new Ladder revisions – there are even more opportunities for AAMC nurses to get on board! 

Before you apply
  • Attend a Portfolio Education Session. You’ll be able to ask questions, practice presenting your portfolio, meet with clinical ladder coaches and view sample portfolios. Email or for dates and details.
  • Read about the new Clinical Ladder criteria here.
Prepare your application
Present your portfolio
  • Schedule your Board Review well in advance by emailing The following 2014 dates are available.
    • Jan. 17
    • July 18
    • Aug. 29
    • Sept. 19
    • Oct. 24
    • Nov. 14
    • Dec. 12
    • Feb. 28
    • March 28
    • April 30
    • May 16
    • June 20
  • Practice presenting your portfolio. This tip sheet for the interview offers practical advice.
Still have questions?
Congratulations to these Clinical Ladder participants!
Sarah Lissau (White) Jessica  Davis Carol Fickinger
Doreen Cote Natalie  MacIntire Rebecca Grubb
Mary (Rande) Dent Kathlee Millhausen Jennifer Hoover
Kathleen Groody Maria Reinitz Claudeth Jeffrey
Cecelia  Henry Cynthia Vaughn Megan  Bowlding
Margaret (Nita) Jones Debra Keane Kristy Eklund
Marilou Turner Kelly Johnson Chaundra Hamilton
Olga Gordon Rachel Livingston Heather Hyland
Margaret Hutchings Mary Westman Matthew LeBlanc
Marna Ross Nicole Zentgraf Katherine King
Jessica  Campbell Brandy Brown Christina Sandul
Denise  Lyons Silvia Faria Jane Rioux
Karen MacPherson Nicole George Amy Cratty
Christie Thibeault Kimberly McCarthy Catherine Rovaldi
Brittany Metzger Heather Turner Stephanie Thompson
Jessica  Walker Erin Wilber Brittany Townsend
Stephanie Waltz Jessica  Genrich Cheryl Walker
Concetta White Carrie Jackson Kim Brus
Silvia Faria Nicole O’Rourke Laura Hanlon
Kristina Andersen Sandra  Dewberry Ashley Abel
Tracie Ackermann Margaret Haines Sandra  Aran
Darcy Bowie Jean  Phillips Jamie Cinotti
Carla Gore Dawn Souris Karrie Ebling
Mary Perzanowksi Patricia St. Ledger Allison Gray
Cathleen Wilson Stephanie Taylor Sarah McKinney
Stephanie Barlow Rachel Turner Jennifer Reynolds
Mihaela Boyd Rachel Friscia Erin Spaniol
Jennifer Dupre Laura Brague Theresa Stinchcomb
Marie (Marlies) Empey Cheryl Briggs Teresa Swift
Jazmin  Manlapaz Maria (Chona) Hamrock Mary Venters
Kathleen Martin Lisa Laking Tara Warner-Pugh
Marie Elise Morris Stephanie Toro Cheryl Ann Jones
Joanne Ronayne Carin Weinreich Geraldine Raber
Lauren  Stylc Mary R. (Polly) White Margaret Rabuck
Kathleen Evans Teresa  Carter Sharolyn Bush
Tiffany  Oates