The Clinical Nursing Sabbatical program was initiated in 2004 through a written proposal by two Special Care nurses, Christine Bartram R.N. and Judith Jenness R.N.. The program is designed for direct patient care nurses to receive up to 200 hours of paid time off to address an issue that impacts practice and patient outcomes. This opportunity offers mentorship and other forms of support to develop and implement a scholarly or evidence-based project, complete a research initiative, and/or promote systems innovations or improvements as well as promoting professional development as one pursues a personal goal to benefit nursing practice and safe patient and family centered care.
Nurses who demonstrate commitment to MMC's Department of Nursing's Vision, Mission and Philosophy are encouraged to apply for this annual award and submit relevant proposals according to Sabbatical guidelines.