UVA Health University Medical Center

NPGO Clinical Career Ladder

The purpose of the CCL is to promote individual growth as a professional nurse according to personal goals and stage of demonstrated nursing practice. The CCL encourages behaviors and activities that support the achievement of organizational goals. We are committed to evolving the CCL to meet the needs of the nursing organization and is continuously evaluated consistent with organizational commitment to continuous improvement

Strategic Goal Alignment:

RN Engagement

RN Retention


Theoretical Framework: Patricia Benner- From Novice to Expert

Format: Behavioral Based

CCL Clinician behaviors are based on the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice (4th ed.) and 2015 ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements and organized into categories aligned with the UVA Nursing Professional Practice Model.


    Next cycle for advancement in in July 2024.  Application deadline is July 1st and interviews will take place on July 17th.  Applicants MUST HAVE already attended the "Preparation for Advancement on the NPGO Clinical Career Ladder" class prior to submitting an application.