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  1. Sampson, Renata MSN, RN
  2. Mercier, Jill MS, RN


The Professional Transitions Workshop is a new program that integrates the Professional Advancement Program (clinical ladder) and the Professional Model of Practice (primary nursing). Together, these two programs provide the philosophical and structural foundations of professional practice and empower nurses to articulate the defining features of their clinical experiences. Educating staff members about these programs emphasizes critical thinking and storytelling as important skills for the professional nurse. The authors describe the advantages, processes, and outcomes of this change.