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Evidence-Based Practice Portfolio

The goal of this guide is to provide nurses and others a resource to understand and carryout the steps of performing a EBP project.

Building a Team.....

Work with your Nurse Clinician and Nurse Manager to recruit your team and identify your Evidence Based Practice coach.  The earlier you can get people to agree to be on the team, the easier it will be implement 

Some suggestions of team members are:

  • Providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners etc)

  • Pharmacists

  • Occupational and physical therapist

  • Dietitians

  • Clinical nurse II, III, IV, IV

Your team should be no more than 6 to 8 members.

Present your question to your unit's shared governance meeting, staff meetings, safety huddles and/or divisional practice councils to see if there is anyone interested in joining your team.  It is important to recruit and assemble an interdisciplinary team in order to enhance knowledge and implementation of your project. 

Questions for Mentors to Discuss with Mentees / Questions to Consider at this Point

  1. What issues / problems are you observing in the practice environment?  How can these be addressed?
  2. What is your initial question?   
  3. What information or database resources have you consulted in formulating your question?
  4. What experts or other members of the organization have you discussed your question or idea with at this point?  What feedback or thoughts emerged from these conversations?  
  5. Have you identified potential team members to assist with this project?

Stop Point 1: Web Submittal

Before submitting your form(s), you need to make sure that you get your nurse clinician or designee reviewed the forms and sign off on your resource/meeting log.   

The web submittal can be found on the VCU Heath Intranet page. 




After you submit a web submittal you will receive an email with the submittal number and a link to your project. Do not delete this email. You will be working off this submittal throughout your project.