Professional Development Framework
and Role Specific Advancement Model

This website was designed with you in mind - to inspire you,
inform you and assist you in your professional journey
in our progressive and exciting nursing community.


Whether you are just starting your career with us or have been here for a long time, you will find opportunity and support for your goals. Designed by nurses, for nurses, the Professional Development Framework and Role Specific Advancement Model are founded on the principle of abundance in recognition of the powerful role that nurses play in our world class health system.

WHAT’S NEW:  All new applications must now be submitted through our online process (NEW February 2020!) Any application in progress may continue with the current paper submission process. If a nurse is working in the paper format, his/her CND must use the paper format also. We will no longer accept paper applications after June 1, 2020.

How to apply for advancement:

  1. Meet with our Coach (optional)
  2. Online Portfolio Application Form NEW!
  3. Your Central Committee Interview

Ready to apply? Click HERE!

The Professional Advancement Program Team

  • Susan Maycock, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, NPD-BC - Program Lead
  • Joanne Hazelton, BSN, RN - Framework/RSAM Coach
  • Judy Bliss, Executive Associate

Our Philosophy Guides the Nursing at Michigan Professional Advancement Program

The Professional Development Framework and Role Specific Advancement Model programs for Nursing at Michigan depend upon creating a practice environment with no barriers where nurses flourish and prosper in extraordinary ways in the delivery of outstanding nursing practice that is innovative, grounded in science, guided by our core values and driven by compassion.

Our advancement 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.


Contact Us

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


Judy Bliss, Executive Assistant
Ph: (734) 615-3767

Joanne Hazelton, BSN, RN, Framework/RSAM Coach
Ph: (734) 232-1123

Susan Maycock, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, NPD-BC, Program Lead   

Our Framework/RSAM Office Location
University of Michigan Health System
Professional Development and Education
300 N. Ingalls St.
6th Floor B Wing, Rm. 6B04
Ann Arbor, MI. 48109-5436















Target Audience: UMHS Nursing| Author/Contact: Susan Maycock, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, NPD-BC

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