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  1. Johnson, Shelly J. MSN, RNC-MNN, NPD-BC
  2. Flores, Holly J. RN, BSN, MHA


Health systems adopting a medical assistant clinical ladder program would do well to invest in program leaders. Nurse mentors tasked with leading advancement programs should formally advance their own coaching and mentoring skills. The following literature remarks describe potentially better practices for nurses who develop adult learners along advancement pathways. The proposed practice considerations may guide program leaders in equipping nurse leaders with basic mentorship fundamentals. The recommendations may be adapted to any health system's complex adaptive network.