Leveraging the Librarian in a Nurse Residency Program

This project is part of the Nurse Residency Program being implemented at UPMC Mercy through the Department of Nursing. The Nurse Residency Program is a new, mandatory, year-long program that all newly-hired graduate nurses will have to complete. The program consists of twelve, four-hour long sessions, which ultimately culminates in an evidence-based practice project. The librarian will teach one of these sessions, focusing on the fundamentals of evidence-based practice, health information resources and research skills, how to apply these resources to final projects, and how to incorporate evidence-based practice principles into clinical practice. The librarian will also be present at other sessions throughout the program and will be the point person for their final project.

Project Details

Organization Name

UPMC Mercy, The Brady Library of the Health Sciences

Organization Type
Health sciences library
Project Lead


Start Date
May 1, 2017
End Date
April 30, 2018
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Educator, College & Post-grad
Health care Provider
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional