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Clinical Ladder

Augusta Health is proud to offer the AH Nursing Professional Development Program (NPDP) to our nurses who aspire to elevate their individual practice and drive our health system forward. This program places our nurses’ clinical practice and skill at the core of their professional development and recognition. The program also provides our nurses with opportunities to advance based on their refined clinical skills, highly developed assessment abilities, certification in their specialty area, and advanced education through obtaining a BSN or MSN.

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We help our nurses earn and renew their certifications. With the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s SuccessPays program, nurses are given two opportunities to achieve certification instead of just one. We know that certification exams can be stressful and we’re here to support you in this process.

Learn More About SuccessPays

Nursing Residency Program

We offer a Nursing Residency Program for recent nursing graduates in partnership with Vizient. Our innovative program aids nurses in the transition from school to clinical bedside practice while building confidence and skills. The comprehensive program includes an evidence-based curriculum, a final project, and interactive exercises.

Learn More About Our NRP

Programs for Students

We’re happy to host students from numerous schools in the region and support them on their educational journey. We partner with colleges and universities in the Shenandoah Valley to host their student nurses for clinical rotations, capstone projects and more. We also offer a student nurse extern program to provide current BSN students with more clinical experience before graduation.

Learn More About Our Student Opportunities

Internal Awards

Our nurses are special and go above and beyond to provide compassionate and quality care to our patients. Their hard work doesn’t go unrecognized.

We offer a number of internal awards to let our nurses know how special they are. The DAISY award is a partnership with healthcare organizations to provide ongoing recognition of the clinical skill and compassion nurses provide to patients and families. The PETALS Award is given to a Nursing Support partner (PCT, CNA, EMT, and/or MHW) who exemplifies extraordinary service. Nominate an exceptional nurse for a DAISY Award.

We also offer Nursing Excellence Awards in partnership with the Shared Governance Council and the AH Foundation. Award recipients are honored with recognition and a scholarship for continuing education or professional development. These awards include Nurse of the Year, Nurse Support Staff Member of the Year, and Nurse Leader of the Year.

Augusta Health celebrates National Nurses Week to its fullest with giveaways, nurse recognitions, planned activities, and more. We’re indebted to our wonderful nurses and will work hard to make you feel special and valued not just during this week, but every day.

Learn More About Our Internal Awards

Student loan repayment assistance (SLRA)

Augusta Health will pay $350 per month or $4200 a year on qualified education loans. We pay loan payments for them each month (one less thing to worry about while working for us).

Time Frame: Payments for up to five years, a total value of up to $21,000 (Basically we pay $350 per month to their student loans, not taxed)

No commitment required, loan payments stop if you are no longer employed

  • Eligible Employee: Augusta Health Direct Care & Outpatient RN’s and Clinical Respiratory Therapists, including PRN’s who work a minimum of 1,040 hours annually; and direct care RN supervisors and RN managers of the eligible groups.  Department Nurse Educators who are within the department and cost center and staffing are also eligible.