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APP Professional Advancement Model 

  • Intent Forms are due June 1 annually
  • Applications are due September 1 annually

For more information, contact:

Ann Stratton, CNP - Chair, Professional Advancement Model Committee

Akron Children's Hospital’s Professional Advancement Model (PAM) was developed by the Professional Development committee of the Advanced Practice Provider Council. We published a template and rationale for a professional advancement model early in 2015 in the journal, “Advance for NPs & PAs” (Stratton A,  Breedlove K, Kulasa-Luke D, Tsirambidis J, Brandon G).

This model is available to all advanced practice providers (PAs, NPs, CNSs, and CRNAs), and has been designed to incorporate all aspects of your work – clinical, education, research, leadership and years of experience. It contains three different levels (I, II and III). When a level is achieved, there is a bonus awarded for initial achievement and then a yearly maintenance bonus. You will also have an allowance each year for professional benefit. This will be paid for specific purposes only, (i.e. professional membership). (See Table 1.)

You can apply to the level that best fits your accomplishments /experience. You must stay at that level for 2 years before advancing to the next level. 

Application details are sent out electronically.

Benefit

​Financial recognition

​Annual professional benefit

​Other

APP Level I:

Lump Sum Bonus

Initial $750

Maintenance $250​

$75 yearly for professional certification/recertification, dues to professional organization, GRE, journal/books, clinical practice equipment, or shoes

APP Council Recognition, Certificate​, $5 annual coffee card

APP Level II:

Lump Sum Bonus

Initial $1000

Maintenance $350​

$175 yearly for professional certification/recertification, dues to professional organization, GRE, journal/books, clinical practice equipment, or shoes

APP Council Recognition, Certificate​, $5 annual coffee card

APP Level III:

Lump Sum Bonus

Initial $1500

Maintenance $500​

$275 yearly for professional certification/recertification, dues to professional organization, GRE, journal/books, clinical practice equipment, or shoes​

APP Council Recognition, Certificate​, $5 annual coffee card


Ann Stratton, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, CPHON

Lead Hematology-Oncology Advance Practice Provider