The program provides all professional nurses opportunities for career development and recognition of clinical expertise in their chosen area of practice. The Department of Nursing is committed to a healthy work environment. In an effort to provide clinical and professional growth and development opportunities for the nurse professionals, three levels of clinical practice are currently recognized, including Staff Nurse I, Staff Nurse II and Staff Nurse III. Professional growth opportunities will tap into those interests and strengths in support of helping people reach their next goal as professionals. Not all professional growth opportunities will have pay associated with them. These activities will be designed for people who want to expand their knowledge in order to improve their own performance.