The Institute for Evidence-Based Practice Change is designed for teams of three nurses from a given institution or healthcare system. Apply now.
Champion: The role of the champion, often filled by an advanced practice nurse, is to apply knowledge about EBP and change theory. Champions must be credible and accepted by both staff and administration. They should be patient-focused and have experience in quality improvement.
Sponsor: The sponsor holds a position of formal authority (e.g., nurse manager, administrator). Sponsors serve as the link to higher administration, can provide tangible support for the practice change project, and have experience empowering nurses on the unit to make effective change.
Target: The target nurse will be a registered nurse providing direct care to patients on the unit. Targets should be experienced nurses who are seen as informal leaders on the unit—the “go to” nurse. They must understand the needs of the unit and the patients on it, yet be willing to question practice and be proactive in making a change.
Each member of the team must be committed to quality patient care and passionate about what they do. They will be asked to agree to complete the project over the subsequent year. View the sample Program Activities Schedule to see the activities asked of teams throughout the year.
are due Friday, June 24. Applications for all members of the team should be submitted together via e-mail. A letter of support from the chief nursing officer will be required with each application, illustrating institutional support for the program and the changes that evolve from the team’s work while considering the organizational priorities.
Please note that IEBPC is open to all nurses and specialties.