Available Until 4/6/2023

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight: NExT Steps: A Unique Nurse Librarian EBP Collaboration

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Erika Lake, MLS, at erica-lake@uiowa.edu . 

Since 2001, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences and College of Nursing have conducted evidence-based practice (EBP) nursing education programs. Officially renamed Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) in 2014, the programs have expanded and built upon each other. Led by UIC, NExT’s strength comes from connections between librarians and nurses at multiple institutions. The programs’ goals are providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and encouraging the use of scientific evidence to guide healthcare decision-making.

Resource URL: https://nnlm.gov/training/class/next-steps-unique-nurse-librarian-ebp-collaboration

Learning Objectives

A panel of nine speakers, all actively involved in the NExT project, will demonstrate the evidence-based learning module and describe how they have expanded the learning tool from Phase I to Phase IV with a collaborative engagement model.

  • Know their communities
  • Better understand health consumers
  • Evaluate health information
  • Increase knowledge of resources and subjects
  • Improve health-related communication, reference, instruction, and programming
  • Increase health literacy
  • Understand and explore the relationship between technology and health
  • Explore ethical and legal issues
  • Assess needs for health information
  • Obtain and disseminate health-related information
  • Identify sources of secondary data related to health


2:00-2:10 CT      Welcome, housekeeping, and speaker introductions              Host presentation, PowerPoint slides

2:10-2:30 CT      Overview and history of NExT                                                Panelist presentations, PowerPoint slides

2:30-2:45 CT      Demonstration of NExT                                                           Panelist live demonstration, website

2:45-2:50 CT      Future plans for NExt                                                              Panelist presentations, PowerPoint slides

2:50-2:59 CT      Question and answer session                                                Group activity, discussion

MLA CE Credits: 1.0