Professional Development Framework
and Role Specific Advancement Model

This website was designed with you in mind - to inspire you,
inform you and assist you in your professional journey
in our progressive and exciting nursing community.


Whether you are just starting your career with us or have been here for a long time, you will find opportunity and support for your goals. Designed by nurses, for nurses, the Professional Development Framework and Role Specific Advancement Model are founded on the principle of abundance in recognition of the powerful role that nurses play in our world class health system.

All applications must be submitted through our online process.

How to apply for advancement:

  1. Meet with our Coach (optional)
  2. Online Portfolio Application Form
  3. Your Central Committee Interview

Ready to apply? Click HERE!

The Professional Advancement Program Team

  • Mary Anne Brancheau, BSN, RN, NPD-BC - Program Lead
  • Susan Maycock, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, NPD-BC - Program Co-Lead
  • Joanne Hazelton, BSN, RN - Framework/RSAM Coach
  • Judy Bliss, Executive Associate

Our Philosophy Guides the Nursing at Michigan Professional Advancement Program

The Professional Development Framework and Role Specific Advancement Model programs for Nursing at Michigan depend upon creating a practice environment with no barriers where nurses flourish and prosper in extraordinary ways in the delivery of outstanding nursing practice that is innovative, grounded in science, guided by our core values and driven by compassion.

Our advancement model sparks a passion and an awakening that empowers nurses to pursue professional development that promotes excellence. Nurses know their daily work brings value to their patients, profession and organization. We embrace the principle of abundance and never-ending growth. Talent is bountiful and possibilities are endless.


Contact Us

We invite your thoughts, feedback, questions, and comments related to the Professional Development Framework and Role Specific Advancement Model! 


Mary Anne Brancheau, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, Program Lead
Ph: (734) 232-1091

Joanne Hazelton, BSN, RN, Framework/RSAM Coach
Ph: (734) 232-1123

Our Framework/RSAM Office Location
University of Michigan Health System
Professional Development and Education
300 N. Ingalls St.
6th Floor B Wing, Rm. 6B04
Ann Arbor, MI. 48109-5436















Target Audience: Michigan Medicine Nursing | Author/Contact: Mary Anne Brancheau | Web Publisher: Irene Knokh

Web Designer/Developer: April Stingo | Reviewed:01/29/2020