Roles

Professional Advancement Model Roles

  • Maintenance of 30 continuing education hours /year*.
  • Member of a professional organization.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Nurses on UMMC payroll by 7/1/07 must have a Bachelor's * degree or active enrollment with graduation within 5 years of promotion 
    • External candidates must have BSN.

Note: * Bachelor's degree can be in any field through June 2012, but BSN required for those applying after  July 1, 2012

In addition to Bachelor degree, must have one of the following:

  • Specialty certification (active)
  • Master's degree or enrollment in Master's Program with graduation within 5 years of promotion date
  • Completion of Certificate program with a minimum of 12 credits
ROLES General Description Core Requirements
Clinical Nurse I This role is reserved for the new grad or nurse with less than 12 months experience. The nurse will utilize this time to learn the institution and nursing practice. It is expected that a nurse in this role successfully pass the probationary period within 6 months (12 months maximum with a defined action plan developed with manager). New hire/new graduate
Clinical Nurse II This role is considered the minimum role for all nurses at UMMC who have greater than 12 months experience. This nurse will be competent in the skills/knowledge required and fully participate in unit governance. He/she will practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Professional Nurse Job Charter.
  • "Competent" evaluation with successful passing of probation; current on all mandatory classes/training
  • Maintenance of 10 continuing education hours /year*.
  • Member of a professional organization.

Note: For all roles, continuing education can be achieved through conferences, in-services, formal unit education, Journal Clubs, Nursing Grand Rounds, CEU offerings through professional organizations, nursing college classes, etc. Does not include required education to practice such as BCLS, PALS, etc.

*Calculated in hours such as 30 minutes = 0.5 hour. Proof of attendance required.

Sr. Clinical Nurse I This role is aimed for the nurse who is a clinical and professional leader at the unit level. He/she advances evidence based practices, leads unit governance initiatives, and mentors others to achieve and grow in the role of the professional nurse.
  • Maintenance of 20 continuing education hours /year*
  • Member of a professional organization.
  • Demonstrated evidence of professional growth and development through: enrollment in degree program, specialty certification, teaching in formal hospital programs or outside of hospital, board member of professional association, etc.
Senior Clinical Nurse II This role is designed for the nurse who has achieved expertise and leadership in the clinical and professional role, within the unit and beyond. He/she leads and evaluates evidence based practice, actively participates and/or leads organizational initiatives, mentors and coaches nurses and other disciplines, exemplifies the role of the professional nurses and demonstrates active involvement in clinical and professional nursing beyond the walls of the unit and/or organization.
  • Maintenance of 30 continuing education hours /year*. 
  • Member of a professional organization. 
  • Bachelor's degree required. 
    • Nurses on UMMC payroll by 7/1/07 must have a Bachelor's * degree or active enrollment with graduation within 5 years of promotion
    •  External candidates must have BSN.
 Note: * Bachelor's degree can be in any field through June 2012, but BSN required for those applying after July 1, 2012 In addition to Bachelor degree, must have one of the following:
  • Specialty certification (active) 
  • Master's degree or enrollment in Master's Program with graduation within 5 years of promotion date 
  • Completion of Certificate program with a minimum of 12 credits

This page was last updated: September 9, 2013

         
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