Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program - EBP Series: Topic Selection and Searching the Literature

October 1, 2020

This EBP Series will thoroughly cover expectations, best practices, and innovative presentation methods for each step of the process. The series will start with a compelling presentation for why harnessing an evidence-based practice skillset is important for new graduates, and then each month will address the key pieces of this skillset. The series will be presented by NRP coordinators who know the challenges that exist in this arena and have formed innovative solutions for meeting them. 

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

1.    Discuss advantages and opportunities for integrating health sciences librarians into clinical settings, and options for lower-resourced programs.
2.    Review how structured literature databases are organized and how to effectively communicate the advantages of these resources to nurses.
3.    Present strategies for teaching effective evidence discovery for literature review in a residency-oriented presentation.
4.    Describe how to identify a clinical problem or topic and develop the PICOT question.
5.    Define clinical question categories.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/01/2020 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/01/2020 - 1:00pm CDT
Live via webinar
United States

Relevant financial relationships: None of the planning committee or presenters have anything to disclose.


Planning committee members
Meg Ingram, MSN, RN
NRP Programmatic Advisor
Vizient, Inc.

Angela Renkema, MPH, BSN, CPH, RN-BC
NRP Programmatic Advisor Director
Vizient, Inc.

Megan Buckley
Program Manager, Nurse Residency Program
Vizient, Inc.

Shannon Hale, MHA, RN, CPHQ
NRP Programmatic Advisor
Vizient, Inc.

Evy Olson, MSN, MBA, RN
Associate Vice President, Nursing Programs
Vizient, Inc.

Brooke McCarron
Sr Member Support Specialist
Vizient Inc.

Course reviewer
Meg Ingram, MSN, RN
Vizient Approved Nurse Planner
NRP Programmatic Advisor
Vizient, Inc.

Joann Mick, PHD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, EBP-C
Nurse Scientist
Memorial Hermann Health System

Richard James
Nursing Liaison Librarian


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statements:

This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.20 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
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