Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
1. What is a Clinical Advancement Program at Jordan Hospital?
CAP is a professional program in which nurses are rewarded for their professional contributions to the practice of nursing at Jordan Hospital. The purpose of this program is to recognize achievements of the RN and promote professional growth. The foundation of the program starts with the expectations of the position held by the RN. Unit specific competency must be met and maintained before the RN is eligible for advancement in the program.
2. Do I have to participate?
CAP program is a VOLUNTARY program for RN’s who have completed the basic RN expectations for their position, assigned work unit, are members of the MNA Bargaining Unit, and who have worked at the Jordan Hospital for over one (1) year.
3. How do I get started?
First let your Nurse Manager know of your intent to apply to the Clinical Advancement Program. Then plan to attend a “CAP Introductory Workshop”. This workshop will review the requirements of the program. You will be assigned a CAP coach who will review your progress and help guide you in completing the portfolio requirements.
4. Do I have to start at Clinical Nurse I?
No, if you have fulfilled the requirements and feel that you can meet the criteria for any Clinical Nurse Level, you may apply to that level.
5. What if I decide not to go to for Clinical Nurse III?
It is your choice as to additional levels you wish to obtain and maintain.
6. What happens if I do not renew?
Other than missing the opportunity for recognition, not much will happen. You can continue to work in your current position. Your name will be removed from the CAP Directory and you will not be able to identify yourself as having achieved a Clinical Level.
7. What is in it for “ME”?
This program offers you personal satisfaction and recognizes your individual contributions to the outcomes of patient care, staff development and to the practice of nursing at Jordan Hospital. As part of the program, you will receive an annual bonus check for every year of the clinical level you have achieved.