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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182797
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Hospital-Based Sabbatical Program Evolves and Embraces Professional Development of Staff
Author(s):
Fields, Heidi; Hibbits, Susan
Author Details:
Heidi Fields, MSN, RN, CPNP, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, email: hwf0290@bjc.org; Susan Hibbits, MBA
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: Recruitment and retention of high functioning nursing staff is an ongoing challenge for many hospitals. In 2001, prior to our organization's award for Magnet Recognition, we experienced a decrease in the number of qualified nursing applicants. Even with administrative efforts to attract nurses through salary increases, tuition enhancement, and strengthening relationships with schools of nursing, it was difficult to retain experienced nurses. In 2002, the Professional Development Council (PDC), one of several councils making up the nursing governance structure, brainstormed ways to keep experienced nurses at the bedside. The favored recommendation was development of a program permitting the experienced staff nurse time and salary to step away from his or her "regular" job and explore patient-related questions. At the suggestion of the Vice-President of Patient Care Services, the PDC discussed the idea of a "sabbatical" as a means to provide an opportunity for personal and professional development and to retain experienced nurses. Through a benchmark query and literature review, it was determined that our program would be unique. The development, implementation, lessons learned and successful expansion of an innovative Sabbatical program designed to refresh, develop and retain hospital nurses will be shared. A program initially designed to retain experienced nurses at the bedside has evolved into a housewide opportunity for professional growth allowing participants to pursue projects of interest and value. References: Fields, H. W., Hessler, C., Hibbits, S., Jamerson, P. A., & Mintun, M. (2006) Develop a hospital-based nursing sabbatical program. Nursing Management, 11(6), 10-12.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Hospital-Based Sabbatical Program Evolves and Embraces Professional Development of Staffen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFields, Heidien_US
dc.contributor.authorHibbits, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsHeidi Fields, MSN, RN, CPNP, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, email: hwf0290@bjc.org; Susan Hibbits, MBAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182797-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: Recruitment and retention of high functioning nursing staff is an ongoing challenge for many hospitals. In 2001, prior to our organization's award for Magnet Recognition, we experienced a decrease in the number of qualified nursing applicants. Even with administrative efforts to attract nurses through salary increases, tuition enhancement, and strengthening relationships with schools of nursing, it was difficult to retain experienced nurses. In 2002, the Professional Development Council (PDC), one of several councils making up the nursing governance structure, brainstormed ways to keep experienced nurses at the bedside. The favored recommendation was development of a program permitting the experienced staff nurse time and salary to step away from his or her "regular" job and explore patient-related questions. At the suggestion of the Vice-President of Patient Care Services, the PDC discussed the idea of a "sabbatical" as a means to provide an opportunity for personal and professional development and to retain experienced nurses. Through a benchmark query and literature review, it was determined that our program would be unique. The development, implementation, lessons learned and successful expansion of an innovative Sabbatical program designed to refresh, develop and retain hospital nurses will be shared. A program initially designed to retain experienced nurses at the bedside has evolved into a housewide opportunity for professional growth allowing participants to pursue projects of interest and value. References: Fields, H. W., Hessler, C., Hibbits, S., Jamerson, P. A., & Mintun, M. (2006) Develop a hospital-based nursing sabbatical program. Nursing Management, 11(6), 10-12.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:40:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:40:30Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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