Evidence-based practice is a vital part of advancing gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. The purpose of the SGNA Nurse Fellowship Program is to educate and support GI/endoscopy staff nurses in the area of evidence-based practice that can be then applied to their day-to-day practice. Fellows receive in-person training using curriculum developed by SGNA and the TCU Center for Evidence-based Practice and Research: A Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute.
The Nurse Fellows underwent week-long evidence-based practice training in February of 2013 and February of 2012, respectively. Over the next year, each fellow focused on developing innovative evidence-based projects designed to address a GI/endoscopy related practice issue in their current practice setting. Their project findings will be shared through SGNA resources, including the Annual Course.