NPD EBP Academy

Professional Development

NPD Evidence-Based Practice Academy

The Nursing Professional Development Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Academy is a 12-month mentored program designed to guide the NPD practitioner through creating PICOT questions, gathering and critically appraising literature, and EBP implementation, evaluation, dissemination, and sustainment. Participation in the EBP Academy enhances the evidence-based competencies of nursing professional development practitioners to enable them to fulfill their role as champions of scientific inquiry and mentor other healthcare professionals in the implementation of EBP practices.

The Academy consists of two live webinars and 26 asynchronous modules. In addition, participants complete one overall EBP initiative at their organization over the course of the year. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts to share their EBP initiative outcomes at the ANPD Aspire Convention.

Applications Now Open for 2022-2023 NPD EBP Academy

ANPD is now accepting applications for candidates and mentors to join the 2022-2023 NPD EBP Academy cohort. Applications are open until September 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET, with the academy cohort launching on November 9, 2022. Learn more about the 2022-2023 EBP Academy below and apply as a candidate or mentor. 

Candidate Application

Mentor Application

Past Participants:

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2021-2022 NPD EBP Academy Participants

Ghina Al Arab
Arlienita Beraya
Misty Burgett
Rebecca Clark
Rosa Costa
Chelsea Fassett
Danielle Glogovsky
Dawn Johnson
Casey Landsberg
Marina Martinez
Tracy Mrochek
Amy Patterson
Meghan Perrotta
Amy Rowland
Beth Stuckey
Kathy Thompson
Florence Vanek
Ellen Winkle

2020-2021 NPD EBP Academy Participants

Kerry Copeland
Taira Garcia
Jodi Guzman
Lauren Huzzy
Michelle Millard
Kelsie Romero
Adrianne Waters-Fechter
Nicole Wiswesser
Elissa Zorn

2019-2020 NPD EBP Academy Participants

Samantha Barrett
Virginia Beatty
Jacqueline Clemens
Emily DeMarco
Hazel Ferguson
Kimberlee Foster
Jennifer Gromko
Lynn Hardy
Anna Herbst
Carol Hunt
Andrea Lee-Riggins
Samantha Barrett
Michelle Livingston
Madeleine Ly
Alexandra Morrison
Diane Murphy
Bridget Nuxoll
Kathryn Robinson
Carol Swamidoss Douglas
Gina Tocio
Jennifer Truax
Beth Wentland
Cameron Wilson


Continuing Education

Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Refund Policy

  • Tuition for the NPD EBP Academy may be refunded until 30 days prior to the start of the EBP Academy Program and will be subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds are processed by the method in which they were paid.
  • Pursuant to the refund deadline (30 days prior to the start of the program), no refunds will be granted. Individuals who withdraw after the refund deadline may attend the EBP Academy webinars and receive contact hours for the webinars only. No other participation in EBP Academy activities will be permitted.
  • Participants who fail to complete the assignments and expectations of the EBP Academy will be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn. No refund will be granted and participants will only be eligible for continuing education for webinars attended.