Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship
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
2023 Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fellowship
The 5th annual EBP Fellowship program starts in February 2023. If you are interested in applying for the 2023 cohort, please review the attached information in this document. Use this link for application instructions and to submit your application online. You are welcome to attend one of our virtual drop-in information sessions from August-October to learn more. For dates, times, and log-in information, visit the Center for Nursing Science Events Calendar.
Submit your applications by October 30, 2022. Applications for this competitive fellowship opportunity are reviewed and scored by the EBP & Research Council. Applicants are notified of acceptance in late November.
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.
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
Natasha Palmer, CN III, MSICU Blue – Implicit bias awareness in critical care nurses
Rachael Viale, CN III, NSICU – Palliative care and goals of care conversations in the NSICU
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.