Professional Development Program

The Genesis Professional Development Program is designed to recognize, strengthen, promote and retain our  registered nurses through growth in the following areas: 

  • Expert Practice
  • Professionalism
  • Role Model/Leadership
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Education

All clinical registered nurses at Genesis are part of the Professional Development Program.  Advancement through the program is voluntary.

Clinical Nurse(CN) I:
An entry level position for the nurse pending completion of orientation and validation of his/her patient care area competencies. Skill level is beginner or advanced beginner.

Clinical Nurse(CN) II:
Nurse whose clinical practice is consistent with requirements and competencies outlined in his/her job description. Skill level is competent.

Clinical Nurse (CN) III and Clinical Nurse (CN III) Charge:
Nurse with 2 years experience and certification in area of specialty (having or working towards a baccalaureate in nursing is an alternative to certification). A nurse who demonstrates proficiency in complex clinical skills, and is accountable for additional role responsibilities in areas such as leadership, quality, safety and/or education within his/her patient care area Skill level is proficient.

Clinical Nurse (CN) IV and Clinical Nurse (CN IV) Charge (CN IV) Educator:

  • Nurse with 2 years experience with:baccalaureate in nursing and certification in area of specialty,
  • or bachelor's degree in nursing working towards master's degree in nursing,
  • or bachelor's degree in other related field with certification in area of specialty and working towards master's degree in nursing,

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