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Evidence-Based Practice Portfolio

The goal of this guide is to provide nurses a resource to understand and carryout the steps of performing an evidence-based practice (EBP) project.

The First Step: Choosing A Mentor

The first step is to make sure you have identified a mentor.  A mentor could be:

  • Clinical Coordinator

  • Nurse Clinician

  • Nurse Manager

  • Resident Facilitator

  • Clinical Nurse III, IV or V

  • Evidence-Based Practice Program Scholars 

You should meet with your nurse clinician, even if they are not your mentor for the project.  This meeting should take place when you first begin the project and throughout the time you work on the project.  Your nurse clinician will help to ensure that the project is in line with unit goals and should also be able to help to identify unit resources that could be used to ensure the success of the project. 

If at any point you have a question that your mentor or others on your unit cannot answer, please contact the appropriate council or committee within the hospital to answer your question and guide you through the process.  The contact for these groups is provided under the “Who to Contact with Questions" tab.