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UEXCEL Credentialing
at University of Colorado Hospital



UEXCEL Credentialing Timeline 2014

Intent to Credential Submission Deadline: April 1, 2014

Credentialing Portfolio Submission Deadline:
August 22, 2014

Notification of Credentialing Status:
October 15, 2014

UEXCEL is a goal-oriented professional practice program that offers the opportunity for promotion by submitting a portfolio to demonstrate your achievements. The portfolio consists of documentation of your contributions to nursing practice at University of Colorado Hospital and your commitment to the profession. Both regular and flex clinical nurses are eligible to advance beyond Level II in the UEXCEL Professional Practice Program by portfolio application.


2013 UEXCEL Luncheon and Award Ceremony

January 30, 2014

11:00am-1:00 pm


UEXCEL Credentialing Information 2013-2014



Credentialing Resources



Nurses looking to credential in UEXCEL are strongly encouraged to attend a UEXCEL Introductory Workshop

Sign up in HealthStream by searching "UEXCEL" in the catalog

UEXCEL - Introductory Workshop

This workshop provides a broad overview of the credentialing process and the required components of the UEXCEL credentialing portfolio.

Learning Objectives  
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the value of the credentialing process
  2. Identify the 4 sections of a credentialing portfolio
  3. Identify resources available to assist in portfolio development
  4. Identify the key components of a professional resume
  5. Construct a professional resume for use in seeking a professional promotion
  6. Describe the benefits of reflective practice and clinical narrative writing
  7. Develop a clinical narrative illustrating advanced (or expert Level IV) clinical practice 

2014 Introductory Workshop Dates - register in HealthStream (LB: Leprino Bldg)

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014, 9:00-10:00 AM, Leprino 612
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014, 1:30-3:30 PM, Leprino 612
  • Monday, September 8, 2014, 3:00-5:00 PM, Leprino 612
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:30-11:30 AM, Leprino 613

This course will go more specifically into how to construct or refine your professional resume and how to write a clinical narrative to "tell your story," both important components of your portfolio. Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of their resume and/or narrative to class for feedback (this is optional).

2014 Resume/Narrative Workshop Dates - register in HealthStream (LB: Leprino Bldg)

  • Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:30-2:30 PM, Leprino 620
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8:30-9:30 AM, Leprino 613
  • Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:00-11:00 AM, Leprino 612
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9:00-10:00 AM, Leprino 620

Are you planning to submit your 2013-14 UEXCEL credentialing portfolio in DIGITAL* format?

*If you are credentialing from Level III to Level IV, a digital portfolio is REQUIRED! There are limited reimbursement spots for Level III portfolios on a first come, first serve basis. [Contact Allison Nicholson ( for portfolio reimbursement details.]

Questions? Read our Digital Portfolios FAQs.

Cost comparison of paper vs digital portfolio.

If you are interested in the digital portfolio opportunity, we recommend you attend one of the 2014 introductory classes being offered (all classes held in Leprino Bldg):

2014 Digital Portfolio Workshop Dates - register in HealthStream (LB: Leprino Bldg)

  • Monday, Jan. 6, 8-9:30 AM, Leprino 616
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8-9:30 AM, Leprino 616
  • Monday, Feb 3, 8-9:30 AM, Leprino 616
  • Wednesday, Feb 26, 4-5:30 PM, Leprino 616
  • Monday, March 3, 4-5:30 PM, Leprino 616
  • Wednesday, March 26, 8-9:30 AM, Leprino 616
  • Wednesday, April 2, 8-9:30 AM, Leprino 616
  • Wednesday, April 9, 8-9:30 AM, Leprino 616
  • Wednesday, April 16, 8-9:30 AM, Leprino 616

Questions? Send an email message to the Digital Portfolio mailbox


2014 Certified Advisor Workshop Dates - register in HealthStream. This workshop is required for nurses seeking to serve as a Certified UEXCEL Advisor.

  • Monday, January 13, 8:00-9:00 AM, Leprino 612
  • Wednesday, January 15, 9:30-10:30 AM, Leprino 612
  • Thursday, January 30, 3:00-4:00 PM, Leprino 612
  • Monday, February 10, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Leprino 612

UEXCEL Certified Advisors List (last updated February 2014)

UEXCEL Advisor Course


UEXCEL Board Credentialed to Levels III and IV