CAP Application Documents

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. 

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

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Mentor Resources


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