Nursing Career Ladder

At USA Health, we value our nurses. We know that their names and faces are the ones most likely to be remembered by patients who seek and receive care.

While every nurse can be a source of compassionate care, there is no substitute for experience. That’s why we’ve instituted a clinical ladder for our nursing staff. This development tool clarifies what is expected from a nurse at any given level. It also provides a defined pathway for nurses who want to advance their careers through the following clearly defined stages:

  • Novice
  • Advanced beginner
  • Competent
  • Proficient
  • Expert

As nurses add to their knowledge and skill sets through additional training, education and certifications, they can become eligible for promotions and increases in pay.

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USA Children's & Women's Hospital is the "Leader in Births," so expectant parents will have peace of mind when they deliver at our hospital.


Touch a Truck is a family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks and meet the people who build, protect and serve our community. Children will be allowed to touch, climb aboard, and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe environment.


Save the date, Sunday, April 7, 2019, for USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Hope Grows Here, a farmer’s market brunch locally sourced from Baldwin County growers and producers.


HOPE CARD holders receive a 20% discount from participating merchants May 1st through May 13th.


The 6th Annual Hope Cup Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley. All proceeds from the tournament, presented by Springhill Toyota, will be used to fight melanoma and other skin cancers.

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