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. Applications for this competitive fellowship opportunity are reviewed and scored by the Research Council. 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 and other levels of evidence, the change process, and project evaluation. The Fellows are mentored in the development, implementation and evaluation of EBP projects by a Clinical Nurse Scientist and a clinician (clinical nurse specialist, educator, or resource with expertise in the Fellow's area of practice).

This series of classes is offered to EBP Fellows:

  • Class 1 - Evidence-Based Practice  
  • Class 2 - Searching for Evidence   
  • Class 3 - Appraising the Evidence  
  • Class 4 - Integrating the Evidence
  • Class 5 - Evaluating the Outcomes
  • Class 6 - Dissemination  

2021 Fellows Applications will be available in September 2020!
The fourth annual EBP Fellowship program will start in February 2021. Please consider applying, due date for 2020 EBP Fellowship Applications will be October 30, 2020. Information for applicants can be found in this document so that you can prepare your submission in advance of applying online.

2018 Fellows:

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


2019 Fellows:

Sherry 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.


2020 Fellows:

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