Nursing Clinical Career Path

Nursing Clinical Career Path

The Clinical Career Path serves to promote the achievement of outstanding patient and hospital quality outcomes. It defines the performance standards for the four levels of nursing practice and offers a means of providing clinical staff involved with patient care an opportunity for professional growth and development while advancing the leadership, art and science of nursing. Additionally, the Clinical Career Path serves to retain, recognize and compensate expert clinical staff.

The Clinical Career Path is designed to improve the quality of patient care through the following interventions:

  • Support and encourage accountability, innovation and leadership from the bedside
  • Increase clarity and consistency regarding roles and expectations
  • Increase opportunities for promotion to advanced positions at the bedside 
  • Promote professionalism though certification and formal education
  • Increase flexibility in choice of activities to meet interests and talents of staff and needs of the institution
  • Provide opportunity for staff to diversify and focus on an interest area at higher level
  • Enhance support for professional activities by means of education, training and release time

Contact Information

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030