Learning Objective 1: understand the key components of the Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowship (ACPF) program.
Learning Objective 2: discuss the advantages of successful Fellowships in supporting evidence-based nursing practice from the perspective of the Fellow, mentor and sponsoring organization.
This presentation will highlight the key elements of the Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowship (ACPF) program – the fellow, the mentor and the sponsoring organization – and how having a common vision results in a successful learning experience. The types of Fellowship opportunities will be discussed in relation to how they have been designed to support an evidence-based practice approach.
The structures in place that support the Fellowships will be emphasized - these include recognition of the needs of all the participants, including the fellows, mentors and sponsoring organizations. Discussion will incorporate an overview of the infrastructure resources required to support such an initiative. Participants will gain an appreciation of this unique approach to supporting the development of evidence-informed practice across the domains of nursing.