The Clinical Advancement Program at St. Jude is intended to recognize and promote the clinical excellence, innovation and leadership demonstrated by registered nurses who choose to advance their career in clinical practice. Recognizing and promoting clinical expertise of registered nurses is designed both to enhance the quality of nursing care and to reward and retain senior clinical registered nurses. The Clinical Advancement Program is a peer committee review process. The committee is responsible for the review and recommendation of applicants for advancement beyond PON Level I. The committee is comprised of peers from all clinical areas of nursing.