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.

Applications Now Open for 2021-2022 NPD EBP Academy

ANPD is now accepting applications for candidates and mentors to join the 2021-2022 NPD EBP Academy cohort. Applications are open until August 1, 2021, with the academy launching on October 26, 2021. Click the buttons below to read more about the 2021-2022 EBP Academy and apply as a candidate or mentor. 

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2020-2021 NPD EBP Academy Participants

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

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


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.