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Evidence Implementation Fellowship
**2013-2014

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Indiana State Nurses Association for 45.0 CNE contact hours.  Approval valid through May 1, 2014. (ISNA No. CNE 12-08)
 
The Indiana State Nurses Association is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”

**Fellows from the 2012-2013 class will return to campus on April 11 and 12, 2013.  Meet in Alumni Hall, SULB.

Purpose of the Fellowship:

This innovative program brings together teams of frontline staff and clinical leaders to bring evidence into everyday practice. Teams of frontline staff and clinical leaders:

  •  Attend a 5-day intensive workshop
  •  Implement projects over a 10 month time frame
  •  Return after 10 months for a 2-day follow-up  workshop to address analysis and dissemination of  project outcomes

 Together they plan an evidence implementation project to solve a critical clinical problem.

Fellowship Tuition:

The tuition for the Fellowship is $1,700 per participant.  This tuition includes both initial and follow-up education sessions, all course materials, and 10 months of telephone consultation with Center faculty.

Fellowship Dates: 

  • 2013-14 Initial Training Phase: May 13-17, 2013 with a return for 2 days in April, 2014
  • Implementation Phase:  June, 2013 through March, 2014
  • Completion Phase: April, 2014 (2 days with dates to be determined).  Includes celebration and project presentations

Process:

Each participating institution will select a team or teams to participate in the fellowship program.  We recommend a minimum of two frontline staff per clinical leader (note this recommendation is flexible).  The criteria for selecting team members include:

Frontline Staff

  • Influence: needs to be an opinion leader and clinical expert within the unit/service
  • Education: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience
  • Position held in the organization: staff nurse from a variety of inpatient or outpatient areas

Clinical Leader

  • Influence: needs to be in a position to influence change in the organization
  • Education: has obtained or pursuing a minimum of a master’s degree preferred
  • Positions held in the organization:  e.g. advanced practice nurses, quality improvement specialists, nurse researchers, managers

To Ensure Project Success, Each Institution Must Commit the Following:

  • Paid time to attend fellowship workshops and 4 hours per month on average devoted to project implementation
  • Provide support and resources to evidence implementation teams and to the project
  • Ensure that the project topic chosen is a priority, can be supported, and has the potential for success (e.g. not a politically charged issue or one with little chance of success and resources are available and adequate to support project)
  • Ensure that managers associated with each implementation team support the project

Payment Options:

We will invoice either institutions or individuals for payment via check or credit card.

For More Information:

If you are interested in enrolling a team(s) into the fellowship program for either CNEs or graduate credit, email Dr. Jane Walker at walkerj@purduecal.edu or telephone (219) 989-2815.

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