At Cleveland Clinic, we have a longstanding commitment to the success of our team. Our reputation for nursing excellence was created through endless opportunities and ongoing innovation. We provide nurses with multiple options to customize and advance their careers within a variety of clinical specialties in urban and suburban settings throughout Cleveland Clinic health system. With depth and breadth of job placement, continuing education programs and extensive benefits, Cleveland Clinic remains a premier nursing destination.

Below are opportunities for continuing education.

Certification Review

Nurses are reimbursed for the successful awarding of a specialty certification. Certification review classes are offered at no cost to Cleveland Clinic nurses in the following specialties.

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Progressive Critical Care Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Pediatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Cleveland Clinic is accredited by the Ohio Nurses Association as a provider of contact hours for continuing education programs. Contact hour workshops are offered each year covering a variety of topics that relate to clinical practice as well as professional and managerial issues. Other educational opportunities and resources available on campus include computer-assisted instruction, self-instructional programs, and a video and cassette tape library.

Cleveland Clinic supports the concept of lifelong learning and encourages employees to seek advanced education through academic programs.

Nurses are encouraged to participate on committees that address issues such as the structure of nursing at Cleveland Clinic, quality management/continuous quality improvement, continuity of care and case management. Active membership in professional nursing organizations is also encouraged.

Professional Ladder

Professional Ladder

The Professional Ladder is designed to promote and recognize excellence in practice, foster professional growth and development, facilitate career advancement, and support caregiver recognition and retention. The Professional Ladder aligns with the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence's Professional Practice Model.  Cleveland Clinic nursing caregivers have the opportunity to participate in and advance to the next level on the Professional Ladder by completing required activities within that level and by demonstrating innovation through accomplishments.