Evidence-Based Practice Boot Camp - April 11-15, 2016| Only a few seats left!

Baltimore, MD US
April 11, 2016 to April 15, 2016

Early-bird rate through Feb 19th - $1695.
After Feb 20th registration fee - $1895.

The Johns Hopkins Nursing Center for Evidence-Based Practice presents this intensive 5-day workshop. Using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) model, you will learn the entire EBP process from assessing the problem to disseminating your results and everything in between. Our expert faculty will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to not only conduct an EBP project, but also lead and mentor others in the EBP process. The course involves both didactic and experiential teaching methods and participants will complete an evidence-based practice project on a problem of their choosing.

This comprehensive, hands-on program is perfect for:

  • Clinical leaders and educators who want to increase their competence and confidence with EBP
  • Hospital or departmental champions charged with bringing EBP into their organization
  • Faculty responsible for teaching EBP or advising graduate or doctoral studentsstudents

The JHNEBP model is a powerful problem-solving approach to clinical decision-making and is accompanied by user-friendly tools to guide individual or group use.  It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the practicing nurse and uses a three-step process called PET:  Practice question, Evidence, and Translation.  The goal of the model is to ensure that the latest research findings and best practices are quickly and appropriately incorporated into patient care.

Registration fee includes all course materials, daily continental breakfasts, snacks, lunches, and parking.  (Accomodations are not included. To make hotel reservations at the Mount Washington Conference Center, please go to http://www.acc-mtwashingtonconferencecenter.com/baltimore-accommodations-en.html.) 

Please bring a laptop with you to the Boot Camp so you can fully participate in the learning activities and work on your own EBP project.

For groups of 3 or more from the same organization registering together - special pricing available at $1695 per person. If you are a JHHS employee, contact IJHN for pricing.

Target Audience

  • Clinical leaders and educators who want to increase their competence and confidence with EBP
  • Departmental champions charged with bringing EBP into their organizations
  • Faculty responsible for teaching EBP or advising graduate or doctoral students


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP Model
  2. Define the PET Process and outline important steps
  3. Use the JHNEBP model to solve practice problems and implement change
  4. Conduct an EBP project
Additional information
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 30.20 ANCC
Registration opens: 
Registration closes: 
Event starts: 
04/11/2016 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/15/2016 - 4:30pm EDT
Mount Washington Hotel and Conference Center
5801 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
United States

Deborah Dang, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, is the director of nursing, practice, education, and research at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and holds a joint appointment with The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. For the past 10 years, she has guided the transformation of the nursing culture at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to one of practice based on evidence. She has consulted and presented regionally and nationally on the topic of evidence-based practice. She is an active health services researcher who studies structural and process factors in the nursing practice environment that impact patient outcomes, and was the recipient of the 2006 Academy Health interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing issues New Investigator Award. 

Sandra Dearholt, MS, RN, is currently the Assistant Director of Nursing for Neurosciences and Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She has an extensive clinical background in critical care, nursing administration, and staff development. Dearholt has written a variety of articles on evidence-based practice and has spoken extensively on the topic. Her special areas of interest are the development of strategies for incorporating evidence into practice at the bedside, fostering professional practice standards, and service excellence through patient-centered care. Dearholt is also a co-author of Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines(2007).

Kim Bissett, MSN, MBA, RN, is the current Evidence-based Practice Coordinator at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She is charged with developing advanced evidence-based practice skills in nurses to prepare them to lead evidence-based practice initiatives at the unit, department, and hospital levels. Her interests include building competence and confidence with EBP among nurses as well as understanding the barriers to EBP use. 

Carrie Price, MLS, is currently a Clinical Informationist at the Welch Medical Library.


  • Conflict of Interest:  It is the policy of The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing to require our continuing nursing education program faculty and planning committee members to disclose any financial relationships with companies providing program funding or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in the program.  The planning committee and program faculty report that they do not have financial relationships with manufacturers of any commercial products they discuss in the program.
  • Commercial Support:  This educational activity has not received any form of commercial support.

  • Non-Endorsement of Products:  The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center does not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

  • Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to event, 50% refund if cancellation is 1 week prior to event. No refunds if cancellation is less than 1 week prior to event.


Available Credit

  • 30.20 ANCC


There are no more spaces available for this course.