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Professional Development Framework:
Philosophy & Program Overview

The UMHS Professional Development Framework for Nursing at Michigan depends upon creating a practice environment with no barriers where nurses flourish and prosper in extraordinary ways in the delivery of outstanding patient care that is innovative, grounded in science, guided by our core values and driven by compassion.

Our model sparks a passion and an awakening that empowers nurses to pursue professional development that promotes excellence. Nurses know their daily work brings value to their patients, profession and organization. We embrace the principle of abundance and never-ending growth. Talent is bountiful and possibilities are endless. 


The Professional Development Framework structure is built upon Five Domains of Nursing Practice:

Within each Domain, clinical behaviors are further defined and articulated along a continuum of evolving expertise.

The Professional Development Framework:

In doing so, the Framework serves the goal of UMHS nursing to provide world-class patient care. The Framework model encourages nurses to build their careers at UMHS. Within this framework, movement toward personalized professional aspirations occurs at a self-initiated pace.


Target Audience:UMHS Nurses | Author/Contact: Stephanie Minerath
Last reviewed: 11/2013