EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) Fellowship Program
Program Overview 

Research and evidence-based practice is an integral part of our Mission and professional practice at SSM Health. Team members recognize and embrace the professional obligation to provide care that is based in best evidence. EBP Fellows will serve as mentors for their project teams through project implementation. Upon completion of the EBP Fellowship Program, EBP Fellows will continue to serve as EBP Mentors and Champions within their home sites. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the EBP-C Certification Exam.

The first EBP Fellowship Cohort at SSM Health began January 2023. The 15-month graduate level program consists of 15 EBP Fellows supported by PhD/DNP prepared mentors working on various EBP projects related to organizational strategic and KPI goals. SSM Health’s EBP Fellowship Program has recently been recognized by The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP in Nursing and Healthcare at The Ohio State University. 

Program Objectives

  • Ongoing development of a culture of clinical inquiry at SSM Health that enhances outcomes and experiences
  • Ongoing professional development and career advancement
  • Commitment to continuous improvement through education and participation of team members in interdisciplinary performance improvement efforts
  • National recognition as an organization where team members can reach their greatest potential and fulfill their calling in service to others
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of EBP and the principles of change management​​​​​​​
  • Learn skills to plan, implement and sustain an EBP project using the Johns Hopkins EBP for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Model and Toolkit

Program Eligibility

Program Length

  • 12-15 month mentored program 
  • 4 hours paid virtual class time per month (approved to provide 24 nursing contact hours) 
  • 4 hours paid project work time per month (participants may work in groups of 2-3 on projects)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Program Benefits

  • Receive one-to-one mentoring throughout the program to complete a project and create podium and poster presentations
  • Opportunity to attend optional workshop on “Moving It To Manuscript”
  • Eligible to sit for the EBP-C Certification Exam offered by The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP in Nursing and Healthcare

Program Selection Process

We are currently accepting applications for the 2025 EBP Fellowship Program Cohort. Team members from all care sites including acute, post-acute, and ambulatory settings are encouraged to apply. 

  • Application period opens on 8/1/2024 
  • Submit the Application Form by 9/15/2024
  • Submit the Leader Endorsement Form by 9/15/2024
  • Applications will be reviewed, scored, and selected using a defined scoring rubric
  • Applicants will be notified of selections by 10/31/2024

2023 EBP Fellowship Cohort Learnings

Discover the insights and progress of our 2023 EBP Fellows by exploring their project updates from the EBP Fellowship Program.



Please contact EBPFellowship@ssmhealth.com with questions regarding the EBP Fellowship Program at SSM Health.

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