Nursing Professional Development Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) 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. 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 annual convention.

The purpose of the EBP Academy is to enhance the EBP competencies of nursing professional development (NPD) practitioners to enable them to fulfill their role as champions of scientific inquiry and mentor other healthcare professionals in the implementation of EBP practices.


2021-2022 NPD EBP Academy Participants

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

Congratulations to the participants of the 2020-2021 NPD Evidence-Based Practice Academy on their recent graduation from the program in October!

2020-2021 NPD EBP Academy Participants

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

2019-2020 NPD EBP Academy Participants

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

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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.

ANPD EBP Academy 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.