Apply for Advancement

The Professional Development Framework and Role Specific
Advancement Model application process begins here for:
• Framework Levels D, E, and F
• RSAM Expert, Mastery and Mastery Plus Levels
    • Clinical Care Coordinator
    • Educational Nurse Coordinator
    • Flight Nurse Specialist
    • RN Case Manager

Quick Links: 
Start New Application
My Advancement Applications
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For "kiosk" (shared) computers: Tip Sheet Video 0:43
The application process involves 3 steps...

1. Meet with our Coach
(optional)

Our Framework/RSAM coach can assist you in your preparation for advancement in a variety of ways -- you can choose the focus:

  • "Getting Started" meeting to learn the advancement
    process from start to finish
  • Discussion of overall readiness and decision to apply
  • Portfolio preparation -- assistance with any or all portfolio elements
  • Interview preparation

This valuable resource is offered as an option for all advancement candidates. Past candidates have found the coach to be very helpful. Request a coach appointment:
Nurse-FrameworkRSAM-Coach
@med.umich.edu

2. Online Porfolio
Application Form

Our online application form collects a comprehensive picture of your nursing practice and how you meet all Framework or RSAM Behaviors.

Start New Application*  

My Advancement Applications*

4/6/22 NOTE: we are experiencing display limitations with run-on paragraph formatting in the form. While this issue is being investigated, a helpful tip for the Comments/Examples text boxes in the Self-Assessment section is to use another program such as Word or Notepad to compose your paragraphs, then copy/paste into the form's text boxes.

*NOTE: application form is available within the UMHS Network or VPN with login only. Never used VPN or working from a personal computer without VPN? For setup help, call HITS! (734) 936-8000.

Simplified application process with built-in automated tools:

  • Auto-invite your Clinical Nursing Director and colleagues to complete their parts; upload their submissions within the form
  • Self-assessment with dropdown ratings and comments/examples
  • Upload required documents (resume, exemplars, etc.) and up to five optional supporting items
  • Instructions and resource links throughout the form
  • Email notifications

NOTE: Our application form was built using Microsoft SharePoint. Use of a Microsoft browser such as Edge is recommended (not Chrome).

3. Your Central
Committee Interview

Your formal application process includes the scheduling of an interview with a Central Committee Review Panel.

If advanced, the date of submission affects the timing of one's pay raise per the published Framework and RSAM applicant calendars.

Central Committee Interview Guidelines

NOTE: ALL REQUIRED ELEMENTS must be obtained and dated within 1 year prior to portfolio submission date.
Here's what to expect when using the portfolio application form...
Instructions and links to the following resources appear throughout the Framework/RSAM Portfolio Application Form, and are listed below for reviewing prior to starting the advancement application process.
CND Voice Tool Nurses applying for advancement: auto-invite your CND to complete the CND Voice Tool using the Framework/RSAM Portfolio Application Form

CNDs: Start New CND Voice Tool or use link from your e-invite
My CND Voice Tools - includes in-progress and previously submitted forms

4/6/22 NOTE: we are experiencing display limitations with run-on paragraph formatting in the form. While this issue is being investigated, a helpful tip for the Comments/Examples text boxes in the Assessment section is to use another program such as Word or Notepad to compose your paragraphs, then copy/paste into the form's text boxes

Letters of Support
Two (2) are required
For Framework advancement: Instructions | Samples
One (1) Letter of Support must be in the Clinical Skills and Knowledge Domain
For RSAM advancement:
Instructions | Samples
Each Letter of Support must address two (2) different domains for a total of four (4) different domains
Professional Statement Instructions | Samples
Resume Instructions | Sample
Exemplars
Two (2) are required
What is an Exemplar? | Checklist | Special Presentation on Exemplar Writing by Dr. Chris Pacini, PhD, RN
Project Summary
for Master's Prepared Applicants
Instructions (for Framework Level F or RSAM Mastery+ applicants only)

Optional File Uploads
Miscellaneous - Optional, including work such as copy of poster or other presentation, patient education/staff education materials.

  • All documents must be from within the past 1-2 years.
  • You may attach a maximum of 5 miscellaneous files.
  • NOTE: The Central Committee may not have enough time to review
    these items.
  • Take care not to include too much in this section. It is intended to supplement your portfolio rather than become the biggest part of it!

 

SharePoint Tip Sheet - For "Kiosk" (Shared) Computers - Intranet/Employees only | Video 0:43

Suggestions? Feedback? Framework & RSAM Online Application/Process Feedback Survey - Qualtrics survey

 

 

Contact Us


We invite your thoughts, feedback, questions, and comments related to the Professional Development Framework and Role Specific Advancement Model! 

 

Susan Maycock, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, NPD-BC, Program Lead   
Email:  smaycock@med.umich.edu

Anna Watterworth, MS, BSN, RN, Appeals Board Lead
Ph: (734) 998-2295
Email: annawatt@med.umich.edu

Joanne Hazelton, BSN, RN, Framework/RSAM Coach
Ph: (734) 232-1123
Email: Nurse-FrameworkRSAM-Coach@med.umich.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Audience: Nursing at Michigan | Author/Contact: Dr. Susan Maycock, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, NPD-BC
Web Publisher: K. Dunnuck | Updated 3/29/21