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Nursing 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!

Congratulations to all 179 of our current Clinical Ladder participants! Click here to see a complete list of your colleagues who are already on the Ladder.

Before you apply
  • Attend a Professional Development Session. You’ll be able to ask questions, practice presenting your portfolio, meet with clinical ladder coaches and view sample portfolios. These sessions are held the second Thursday of each month in the LEED lobby.
  • Review the Nursing Clinical Ladder application instructions.
  • Read over the 2016 Nursing Clinical Ladder criteria on the intranet by clicking here and searching Clinical Ladder. (The 2015 Nursing Clinical Ladder criteria can be used until October 1, 2016.)
Prepare your application
Present your portfolio
  • Schedule your Board Review well in advance by emailing All Board Review meetings are scheduled in the Doordan Institute. Available 2016 dates are:
    June 3 (1000-1230)
    June 29 (1300-1530)
    July 8 (1000-1230)
    July 19 (1000-1230)
    August 5 (1000-1230)
    August 31 (1300-1530)
    September 14 (1000-1230)
    September 29 (1300-1530)
    October 14 (1000-1230)
    October 27 (1300-1530)
    November 3 (1000-1230)
    November 17 (1000-1230)
    December 1 (1000-1230)
    December 15 (1000-1230)
  • Practice presenting your portfolio. This tip sheet for the interview offers practical advice.
Still have questions?