The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fellowship is a 6-month, mentorship program in which clinical nurses develop their leadership, problem-solving, and research utilization skills. Clinical nurses identify a practice issue that may be addressed/improved by applying the latest evidence into practice. The program blends clinical nurses' knowledge and expertise with classes on research critique and evidence appraisal, the change process, and project management and evaluation. The Fellows are mentored in the development, implementation and evaluation of EBP projects by a Clinical Nurse Scientist, health system librarian and a clinician mentor (clinical nurse specialist, educator, or resource with expertise in the Fellow's area of practice).

This series of seminars is offered to EBP Fellows:

  • Session 1 - Evidence-Based Practice
  • Session 2 - Searching & Appraising the Evidence
  • Session 3 - Gathering Data & Selecting Outcomes
  • Session 4 - Integrating & Applying Evidence
  • Session 5 - Outcome Analysis & Evaluation
  • Session 6 - Dissemination

2024 Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fellowship

The 6th annual EBP Fellowship program starts in February 2024. Use this link for application instructions and to submit your application online. For dates, times, and log-in information, visit the Center for Nursing Science Bookings Calendar.

Each year, applications are due at the end of October. All applications for this competitive fellowship opportunity are reviewed and scored by the EBP & Research Council. Applicants are notified of acceptance in late November.

Learn more about the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fellowship (PDF)

Fellowship Presentations

EBP Fellows present their projects annually at the Nursing Science and Professional Governance Conference in May. Visit the conference webpage to access videos of past presentations.

Emily Jang, CNII, Burn Unit - Alternative Pain Management in the Burn ICU

Cynthia Esplana, CNIII, Davis 5 NICU - Implement Routine Post-Partum Depression (PPD) Screening for Mothers of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Lourdes Grano, CNII, Transplant Clinic - Cultural best practices in kidney transplant patients in the Pre-operative settings

Susana Noel, CNIII, CTICU - Evidenced-Based Approaches to Improve Communication and Overcome Language Barriers in Hospitalized Patients

Martha Benavides, NP, Inpatient Glycemic Team - Discharge guidelines for patients with diabetes who have heart conditions from a Cardiac Nursing unit

Fiona Madigan, Staff Developer, PACU – Reduction and Management of Postoperative Urinary Retention after Spinal Anesthesia

Lisa Peterson, CNII, OR – Intraoperative Pediatric Pressure Injury Prevention

Al Nutt, CN II, MICU – Best Practices in indwelling urinary catheter management in the ICU

Elizabeth (Liz) Clifton, CN III, Emergency Department – Alarm fatigue in the ED

Kelly Hoppin, CN II, Emergency Department – Preventing hemolyzed venipuncture samples in the ED

Maribel Vera, CN III, NICU – Palliative care in the NICU

Rachael Viale, CN III, NSICU – Palliative care and goals of care conversations in the NSICU

Stacey Camposagrado, CN III, CTICU – Thirst in the critically ill NPO patient

Breanna Carlson, CN III, CTICU – Evidence-based eye assessment and care in the ICU

Corbin Curtis, CN II, NSICU – Pupillometry in neurocritical care

Sherri Twardzik, CN III, CTICU - Improved interdisciplinary communication in the ICU

Jennifer Perisho, CN III, CTICU - Decreasing extubation times post cardiac surgery in the CTICU

Justin Massaro, CN II, SICU/ED - Providing evidence evidence-based and analgesia to newly intubated patients in the emergency department.

Sherry Allen, CN III, SICU - Evidence-based nursing practices for Massive Transfusions in the SICU

Kywaita Keys, CN II, Ortho/Trauma Unit - Delirium recognition in geriatric patients on an orthopedic unit