Evidence Equals Excellence: The application of an evidence-based practice model in an academic medical center

Nurs Clin North Am. 2009 Mar;44(1):1-10, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2008.10.001.


An evidence-based practice (EBP) program that is designed to develop mentors in both clinical and academic settings has the potential for transforming a health care organization. This article describes an innovative program, Evidence Equals Excellence, which consists of two components: a clinical practice component for health care clinicians and an academic program for baccalaureate and graduate nursing students. The development of EBP mentors creates a core group of clinicians who can assist fellow staff members apply evidence at the bedside. An academic program prepares new graduates to partner easily with clinical mentors to support and initiate successful practice changes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers / organization & administration*
  • Benchmarking / organization & administration
  • Clinical Competence
  • Curriculum
  • Decision Making, Organizational
  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / organization & administration
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration
  • Education, Nursing, Graduate / organization & administration
  • Evidence-Based Nursing* / education
  • Evidence-Based Nursing* / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Mentors / education
  • Missouri
  • Models, Nursing*
  • Nursing Research* / education
  • Nursing Research* / organization & administration
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Philosophy, Nursing
  • Program Development
  • Total Quality Management / organization & administration*