Self-care Laddering: A New Program to Encourage Exemplary Self-care

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      This article’s purpose is to describe exemplary self-care, an innovative addition to traditional clinical ladder models. Exemplary self-care aligns with the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics and encourages nurses to demonstrate similar care for themselves as they provide for others. This innovation exhibits an organizational commitment to providing access to qualifying activities and content while recognizing and rewarding nurses’ involvement in self-care inside and outside of the workplace as part of professional development.
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      Jeanette F. Green, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, is a biobehavioral nurse research scientist for the Department of Nursing, Whole Person, and Academic Research within the AdventHealth Research Institute in Orlando, FL, USA. She can be reached at [email protected] ; Andrea M. Brennan, PhD, is a biobehavioral research scientist for the Department of Nursing, Whole Person, and Academic Research within the AdventHealth Research Institute in Orlando, FL, USA; Amanda T. Sawyer, PhD, is a biobehavioral research scientist for the Department of Nursing, Whole Person, and Academic Research within the AdventHealth Research Institute in Orlando, FL, USA; Patricia Celano, MSN, RN, is the System Chief Nursing Executive and Associate Chief Clinical Officer for AdventHealth, headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA; Patricia S. Robinson, PhD, APRN, is the Scientific Director for the Center for Nursing, Whole Person, and Academic Research within AdventHealth, headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA