Beginning the Transition to a Fully Integrated EBP Curriculum: Planting the Seeds

Tuesday, 19 November 2013: 8:30 AM

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN
College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

In this session, the key role of leadership in promoting the full integration of EBP as a foundational concept across the curriculum will be presented. Critical early steps including; setting expectations, providing education and mentorship to the faculty as they embark on this new knowledge journey, being persistent and consistent in the “foundational EBP” message and celebrating actualization of goals through recognition will be presented.

In addition, this session will highlight the content developed for a Faculty EBP immersion designed to provide faculty with an introduction to EBP. The immersion includes didactic sessions as well as a forum for questions and answers related to integrating EBP content into course work. The feedback from the faculty after attending the EBP immersions will be discussed including that; faculty has a gap in knowledge about EBP; faculty have many misconceptions about EBP; faculty are very positive about gaining EBP knowledge; faculty often express interest in attending more programs that provide a deep dive into EBP and more.