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Career Ladder

WakeMed offers a progressive career path that gives nurses the opportunity to pursue their professional goals, as well as recognizes and rewards nurses for their contributions toward improving patient outcomes.

Staff Nurse II: This designation is based on RN experience and education, and requires completion of three approved projects within a six month period. Projects include but are not limited to nursing education, community education, unit-specific projects, etc. Compensation is $1.00 per hour in addition to the base salary rate.

Staff Nurse III: This designation is based on RN experience and education, and requires completion of four approved projects within a six month period. Projects include but are not limited to nursing education, community education, unit-specific projects, etc. Compensation is $2.50 per hour in addition to the base salary rate.

Staff Nurse IV: This designation is based on RN experience and education, and requires completion of five approved projects within a six month period. Projects include but are not limited to nursing education, community education, unit-specific projects, etc. Compensation is $3.50 per hour in addition to the base salary rate.

*Please refer your questions to a nurse recruiter for the policy regarding specific details.