1. Storey, Susan MSN, RN, OCN
  2. Crist, Lynn BSN, RN, ONC
  3. Nelis, Deborah A. MAMFT, MAED, RN
  4. Murphy, Lynn MSEd
  5. Fisher, Mary L. PhD, RN, CNAA, BC


This article reviews the development of a career enhancement program for hospital-based staff development consultants in a complex, centralized department consisting of diverse educator roles. Just as incentives for career enhancement are essential for retaining bedside nurses, it is equally vital for master's-prepared educators to have a growth and recognition plan. This theory-based model can provide the needed link to achieve individual and organizational goals related to educator development and recognition.