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Clinical Advancement Program (CAP)

CHKD’s Clinical Advancement Program (CAP), was designed by nurses to recognize and reward clinical expertise, contribution, and excellence of the bedside registered nurse.

Clinical Advancement at CHKD

Based on Benner’s “Novice to Expert” model and our CHKD professional practice model of Relationship Based Care, our Clinical Advancement Program uniquely allows the nurse caregiver to grow and advance in her clinical career by demonstrating behaviors of excellence through the model’s six domains: leadership, care delivery, resources, outcomes, professional practice and team work.

With the guidance of a mentor, the CAP applicant presents their achievements in a portfolio for peer review, with the opportunity to receive a bonus for advancement to each new clinical level, as well as an annual reward for maintenance of their advancement. Find the program in detail and all of the portfolio components below.

CAP applications will be reviewed twice annually, in November and May. Applicants must renew annually to maintain the status of their clinical level.

CAP Policy

Please review prior to completing application.

CAP Application - Intent to Apply

Submit by emailing or scanning completed application to CAP.RN@CHKD.org.

CAP Portfolio Documents

All forms must be submitted to the CAP chair no later than November 1, 2017, by 5 p.m. See KDnet for examples of exemplars.

CAP RENEWAL Application - Intent to Renew

Submit by emailing or scanning completed application to CAP.RN@CHKD.org.

CAP Renewal Portfolio Documents

All forms must be submitted to the CAP chair no later than November 1, 2017 by 1700.

CAP Mentor Resources

Questions? 

If you have an additional questions or need clarification, please send an email to CAP.RN@CHKD.org.

CAP Frequently Asked Questions

 

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