1. Pellico, Linda Honan PhD, RN, CNS
  2. Violano, Pina MSPH, RN-BC, CCRN


In today's busy healthcare arena, nurses may not have the time or energy to take advantage of advancement on the clinical ladder. The decision was made to create a "room of our own," where nurses who aspire for this recognition could develop and refine their portfolio and be supported in the skills necessary to prepare their folders for advancement. In this article, the authors described the curriculum, challenges, and lessons learned in creating a portfolio development program for nurses' advancement.