New Nursing Clinical Advancement Program

The new Nursing Clinical Advancement Program (CAP), developed by the Professional Development Council, fosters a culture of professional development from the start of employment by promoting certification, education and lifelong learning, and recognizing clinical nurses’ contributions to their profession and their communities.

Program Details

More about the program:

CAP Flyer

CAP Application

CAP Criteria Menu


CAP Appendices

Your manager must preapprove your project.

Once you have discussed with your manager, contact Charlene Draleau at to be paired with a mentor who will be available throughout the program.

You will then follow a guideline and checklist to record your progress and start building your portfolio, which you will use to apply to the program.

Application Deadline for the Clinical Advancement Program at RIH/HCH

Applications are accepted twice a year:

For the March 1 final submission, submit your portfolio to your mentor by February 1.

For the September 1 final submission, submit your portfolio to your mentor by August 1.