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Career Advancement

Opportunities for your advancement include refreshing our skills, staying current and taking on new challenges.
Opportunities for your advancement include refreshing our skills, staying current and taking on new challenges.

Learning new skillsCMC is a place focused on continuous improvement where exceptional healthcare professionals are encouraged and empowered to affect real change in order to enhance the health of our patients and the entire community.

People, who value the need to evolve, learn and invent new ways of working, will thrive in our working environment. Our goal is to keep employees engaged and excited, learning and achieving, throughout their career.

Opportunities for your advancement include:

  • Leadership Academy
  • Managing for Excellence
  • Coaching
  • Education Assistance
  • Lunch & Learn Sessions
  • Schwartz Center Rounds®

Transition to Professional Practice

The goal of the Transition to Professional Practice model is to promote retention, enhance education and support, reduce turnover, and instill CMC’s values and mission in the new registered nurse. The program also recognizes and reinforces that an individual patient’s preference, values and needs are respected and the patient (or designee) is a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, culturally competent and safe care.  

The professional approach to the program is specifically designed to support the recently-graduated registered nurse (under 2 years of experience) as they move from a learning to a practice environment.  This is achieved by creating a seamless progression of competency-based skills to ensure a successful transition into their practice.

The program is 12 months long. A new employee can join the program at any time as each module is offered once every 12 months.  This prevents delays in start dates required by other programs as new employees wait for the new cohort to begin.

Each month the group meets for 4 hours in preplanned modules. The program was modeled using the Massachusetts Department of Higher Learning “Nurse of the Future Core Competencies”. The 10 modules from this program are the basis of our curriculum and include:  
  • Patient centered care 
  • Communication  
  • Teamwork and collaboration  
  • Safety  
  • Quality improvement  
  • Evidence based practice  
  • Professionalism/leadership 
  • Systems based practice  
  • Information and technology 
  • Leadership  
Simulation labs are incorporated after every third classroom session to enhance and support learning.

Additionally, the new nurse will also have time to meet with instructors and will be assigned a mentor who will serve as an adjunct instructor. The Nurse’s agenda also includes time with managers and directors as well as opportunities to connect with employees on a personal level (e.g. lunch/dinner).  Finally, the employee will identify and be required to take part in a quality program, chosen in conjunction with their director, to be presented in a capstone format upon graduation from the program. 

For more information on CMC’s Transition to Professional Practice program, please call Nursing Administration at 603.663.6540