Sharp RNs: We Need Your Input!

September 2016

September 1, 2016

We need your input ASAP!

Last week in bargaining, Sharp management proposed a clinical ladder, consisting of Clinical Nurse 1 (CN1), Clinical Nurse 2 (CN2) and Advanced Clinician (AC). Management’s proposal would require CN1s to have either 3 years (with a BSN) or 5 years (with an Associate) of RN experience, and complete a series of five different roles/expectations to move to CN2. Management’s proposal would pay CN2s five percent (5%) more than CN1s. To move from CN2 to AC, CN2s would be required to have a BSN or higher degree, 5 years of RN experience, and complete a series of ten different roles/expectations. Management’s proposal would pay ACs six percent (6%) more than CN2s.

We do not agree with management’s proposed clinical ladder requirements. We did, however, tell management we would survey you to understand if there is any interest in a clinical ladder. Please note that if your bargaining team were to consider the clinical ladder concept, we would negotiate different roles/expectations for the CN2 and AC levels.

Please answer this short questionnaire to let us know how you feel about a clinical ladder: unacuhcp.org/SPNNsurvey

Please note that all fields in the survey are mandatory and we must be able to verify that you are a Sharp RN for your response to count. Only one response from each RN will be tallied.

Your Sharp Professional Nurses Network (SPNN) Bargaining Team