nurse with model

Nursing Professional Development

Nurse contributions are recognized through the Tower Health Nursing Professional Recognition for Excellence Program (PREP).

  • Nurses maintain a professional portfolio that documents PREP eligibility and professional accomplishments.
  • The PREP portfolio, peer review and self-appraisal are fundamental components of the performance appraisal process.
  • The AACN Synergy and Benner’s Novice to Expert models serve as the framework for the Nursing Professional Recognition for Excellence Program.
  • Performance expectations specific for each clinical level are based on Synergy nurse competencies and Benner’s five stages of nursing expertise.
nurses at podium

Nursing EBP and Research

Nurse contributions are recognized through the Tower Health Nursing Professional Recognition for Excellence Program (PREP).

Nurses maintain a professional portfolio that documents PREP eligibility and professional accomplishments.

  • The PREP portfolio, peer review and self-appraisal are fundamental components of the performance appraisal process.
  • The AACN Synergy and Benner’s Novice to Expert models serve as the framework for the Nursing Professional Recognition for Excellence Program.
  • Performance expectations specific for each clinical level are based on Synergy nurse competencies and Benner’s five stages of nursing expertise.