The goal of the Academic Core is to support creation of evidence-based practitioners through integrating EBP concepts and skills in a meaningful and intentional way across academic programs at all levels. We work with students, faculty and their academic practice partners to embed the most current evidence-based practice knowledge, skills and resources into all facets of academic programming at institutions across the country. We accomplish this through supporting curricular evaluation, development and integration of EBP in classroom and clinical settings. As healthcare is evolving, so is evidence-based practice. We as educators are charged with preparing the next generation of healthcare clinicians and providers to be evidence-based practitioners in order to improve quality, safety and outcomes for all.
- Confusion persists around the differences between EBP, research, quality improvement, implementation and innovation and how they interact with one another.
- EBP was not being taught when many faculty received their terminal degrees.
- Many educators are self-taught in EBP.
- Many EBP courses were developed by faculty who did not have a strong foundation in evidence-based practice.
- Faculty have found it challenging to maintain pace with the evolution of EBP as it has become an integral part of clinical practice.
We offer specialized programs and services to help you, your colleagues and academic practice partners become experts as you embed and thread EBP into your academic programs.