PRIME Stands For:
PROFESSIONAL
RECOGNITION and
I.NCENTIVE
MODEL for
EXCELLENCE IN NURSING

Who is Eligible:
  • All full time or part time RN (exclusive of supplemental staff) may progress to an advanced clinical level.

    Purpose:
  • To provide recognition for professional growth and performance, quality patient outcomes, and to serve as a mechanism for recruitment and retention.

    How to Apply:
  • Any full time or part time RN interested in clinical level advancement.
  • Obtain a clinical levels packet from the Patient Care Services secretary and review the packet with a member of the PPC and Manager/Director.
  • Submit completed application to your Manager/Director.

    Eligibility:
  • All RNs who are licensed in the State of New Jersey, have completed the probationary period at EOGH or an acute care hospital in the USA.

    Application Process:
  • The applicant submits a letter of intent for the clinical level he/she desires.
  • Identify a peer to submit an evaluation,
  • The manager identifies a second evaluator.

    FOUR CLINICAL LADDER LEVELS
    Level I-Clinical Associate

    Requirements:
  • Positive 3 mos. performance evaluation with average 2.0
  • Recommendation document by manager and preceptor
  • Resume
  • Completion of individual development plan that address specific indicators

    Level II-Clinical Fellow
    Requirements
  • Positive evaluation with average 2.25
  • Recommendation peer evaluations
  • Resume
  • Evidence that address the specific indicators for clinical practice, education, shared governance and research with documentation of impact on key

    Level III-Clinical Mentor
    Requirements
  • Positive performance evaluation with average 2.5
  • Recommendation document by manager resume or CV
  • Evidence that address the specific indicators for clinical practice, education, shared governance and research with documentation of impact on key outcome indicators.
  • Select one in each area of Clinical Indicator, education, shared governance and research.

    Level IV-Clinical Expert
    Requirements
  • Positive evaluation with average 2.75
  • Recommendation document completed by manager
  • Recommendation document completed by colleague outside of nursing that support clinical scholar’s positive relationship with members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Evidence that address one of each indicators for clinical practice, education, shared governance and research with documentation of impact on key out come indicators