Dr. Katherine Finn Davis, UH Manoa Nursing faculty, serves as Associate Director for Evidence-Based Practice at the Hawaii State Center for Nursing (HSCN). In this role she develops, manages, and advances a unique evidence-based practice (EBP) statewide program involving multiple healthcare systems and schools of nursing. This program supports incorporation of evidence-based practices across many users at all levels. Programs include EBP workshops for clinicians, healthcare leaders, and educators. Through this work, the quality of nursing care and patient outcomes are improved by developing an evidence-based competent workforce. Dr. Davis also directs the EBP Champions Committee and Writing Workshops.
EBP in UH Manoa Nursing Curricula
With the guidance of Dr. Davis, the UH Manoa Nursing faculty have included EBP throughout the undergraduate and graduate curricula ensuring that knowledge and skills build logically upon one another and that all students receive complete content.
Clinician EBP Workshop & Internship
This annual offering is the mainstay of HSCN EBP outreach. The aim is to empower clinicians to solve healthcare issues at their organization using evidence. Dr. Davis leads clinicians from across the state in a 2-day intensive workshop where they learn the basics of EBP followed by bimonthly 8-hour internship meetings for the remainder of the year. At culmination, participants complete an EBP project and disseminate results both within their organization and to the local and national community.
Leadership (1-day) & Educator EBP (2-day) Workshops
These two intensive workshops educate nursing leaders and educators about EBP so that they can support their staff and students in applying evidence to nursing practice to improve patient care outcomes.
EBP Champions Committee
This group represents 12 statewide schools of nursing. The goal is to support these educators in their unique academic settings to integrate EBP into curriculum. EBP resources are shared across institutions improving academic collaboration on shared initiatives and avoid duplication of work.
HSCN hosts this workshop that assists novice nurse scientist teams from healthcare organizations across Oahu to develop and submit manuscripts for publication. The workshop consists of six months of didactic and skills development along with expert editing and feedback from published faculty recruited from the community.
Visit the Hawaii State Center for Nursing to learn more about their EBP Program.