Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a process that includes the use of best evidence, clinical expertise and patient preferences when planning care or making decisions. According to professional nursing and organizational standards, all nursing care is to be based on evidence, so it is essential to have nurses proficient at searching for evidence and synthesizing it to make recommendations for practice.
The Fellowship prepares bedside clinicians as experts in evidence-based practice and gives them tools to lead system-wide efforts to implement and sustain best practices.
There are two phases in the program:
- classroom presentations and guided independent work
- implementation of the practice recommendation in the clinical area, while monitoring outcomes
Participants have a “hands-on” experience in the total Evidence-based Practice process, from clinical question to practice recommendation, in a mentored, guided manner to improve patient and unit outcomes.
2016-2017 Evidence-based Practice Fellowships
Rhonda Allen, BSN, RN, Nurse Educator, Labor & Delivery
Candace-Rae Haislip, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, Pediatrics
Joan Powers, BSN, RN, CCRN, Staff Nurse, ICU
Michelle Thompson, RN, Staff Nurse, Perioperative Services