Transition from a nursing evidence based practice fellowship to an interprofessional approach

Group Affiliation: 
- Private group -

Pesentaton discussed the transition of a nursing evidence-based fellowship program to an Interprofessional scholar program between Abbott Northwestern Hospital and St. Catherine University and the role of the clinical nurse specialist serving in the mentor role with a staff nurse clinical scholar.

Finch Guthrie, P., Sendelbach, S., Wahl, S.
Presentation Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Event or Conference: 
NACNS 2016 Annual Conference
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia, PA
United States
There is a gap between what is known and understood in the literature and what is actually implemented and disseminated into practice to prevent poor patient outcomes. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has identified that interprofessional practice is essential to solve these clinical problems. However, every discipline has their own views, approaches and methods for conducting EBP. To improve the quality of practice changes, as well as ensuring the timeliness and success of the implementation of changes, we need teams of different disciplines. This session will provide an overview of how one hospital transitioned from an exclusively nursing model of an EBP Fellowship to an interprofessional model where a partnership between the hospital and a university’s health sciences division was developed to optimize knowledge, skills and expertise of all team members and change clinical practice.