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.