Continuing Education & Career Development
Academic Affiliations & On-site Courses
At Maimonides, educating our nurses is central to our mission and is a foundation for excellence. We have long-standing academic affiliations with the best nursing education institutions available.
Our definition of education encompasses more than just advanced medical knowledge. Although we encourage our nurses to become certified in their chosen clinical areas, Maimonides also provides nurses with leadership development programs, conferences, symposia, lectures, grand rounds, workshops, internships and other training. These opportunities foster the management and communication skills necessary to lead in tomorrow’s health care world.
For added convenience, on-site courses offered at Maimonides by Long Island University are available to nurses who are interested in earning their BSN, or MSN for those who already have their bachelor’s degree. Some of our nurses who have an MSN choose to further their knowledge by serving as an adjunct professor at local nursing schools.
Tuition reimbursement is available to both full time and part time nurses earning an advanced degree in NLN or CCNE accredited nursing programs.
Nurse Ahead is an innovative system put in place to ensure that all of our nursing units are fully staffed at all times. If a position opens or needs temporary coverage, there will always be a nurse, already on staff, that has the required skills needed to immediately cover the open position.
Clinical Ladder & Senior Staff Status
Maimonides strongly supports career development. The clinical ladder is a system that encourages nurses to apply for senior staff status. Nurses become eligible to apply for level one senior staff status after they have been employed as a nurse at Maimonides for at least one year and have met set requirements. After two years as a nurse at Maimonides, and the completion of set requirements, a level one senior staff member can apply for level two senior staff status. Although nurses cannot be hired as senior staff members, Maimonides offers a generous salary, commensurate with each year of prior nursing experience.