1. Shermont, Herminia RN, MS, NE-BC
  2. Krepcio, Deborah MSN, APRN-BC, CPNP
  3. Murphy, Jane M. RN, MS, PNP-BC


Nurse leaders must ensure the continued development and learning of all nurses, including those who postpone participation in existing professional development activities. In this article, the authors describe a career mapping program for nurses who have demonstrated reluctance in establishing and pursuing career advancement goals. The program incorporates a 2-tiered mentoring strategy and guides nurses in assessing their strengths and interests, developing career goals, and mapping out and implementing a career plan to meet personal and professional needs. The 18-month program resulted in career advancement for most participants and offers a model for leadership development.